Gold-Burg ISD to consider tax proposal

Gold-Burg Independent School District Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. to consider a proposed tax rate for 2016 and conduct further discussion on the 2016-17 budget.
Last week the district published a notice of public hearing for the budget and proposed tax rate that is unchanged for the new year.
Trustees will consider staying with $1.04 for maintenance and operation and .09 cents for debt service, for a total of $1.13 per $100 in property value.
The rate to maintain the same level of maintenance and operation and pay debt service was $1.52869, broken down in $1.43162 for maintenance and .09707 for debt.
Based on the average market value of a residence of $91,953, slightly increased from $84,926 last year, the proposed tax rate will create a $56.20 increase in the year’s tax bill.
In other agenda action items, a legal service agreement with Eichelbaum, Wardell, Hanson, Powell and Mehl, PC, will be reviewed, along with the student handbook and employee handbook.
A proposal will be presented from the Texas Association of School Board’s Risk Management Pool for 2016-17 insurance.
The district will enter in an agreement with Montague County to conduct a joint election in November, approve the Chapter 41 agreement for the purchase of attendance credits from the Texas Education Agency and enter into a contract with a real for the sale of a lot less than one acre in the Ringgold area.
An executive session is planned for personnel items, followed by Superintendent Roger Ellis’ report on roof repairs, summer repairs and maintenance, coming events, STAAR results and state rating if available.