A total of $1.04 of the proposed tax rate is for maintenance and operations and $0.17657 is for debt service.
The current tax rate is $1.185 per $100 of home valuations with $1.04 for maintenance and operations and $0.1450 for debt service.
The increase was deemed necessary by the school board due to the pending lawsuit filed by Coleto Creek Power Plant against the county, contesting its appraised value.
The board set a public hearing for the proposed tax rate for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Goliad ISD Administrative Office located at 161 N. Welch St.
The board can adopt the proposed tax rate immediately after the public hearing.
Also at Monday’s meeting:
• the refunding of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2004 was approved and will provide the school district additional funds of $61,000 per year for the remainder of the bond;
• Irma Gutierrez, ELL Coordinator and teacher for the district, presented information regarding the English Language Leaner program and the board approved the program as being in compliance with the state guidelines;
• the board reviewed the tax office, financial, and enrollment reports and the percentage of current collected taxes is 98.80;
• the board district enrollment as of Sept. 7 was 1,365, which is up from the first-day enrollment of 1,351 students;
• Dora De La Garza, Head Start Director, presented the annual Head Start report to the board;
• the board accepted donations of $100 from Les Duel and $250 from Joe and Melissa Sterhling for the purchase of FFA officer shirts;
• the board accepted a $6,936 donation from the GES/GIS PTO for the purchase of Smart Boards;
• the attendance review committee for each campus was approved by the board;
• Rebecca Walker, Assistant Superintendent, reported that GISD is 100 percent in compliance with having all teaching staff members qualified;
• the board reviewed the Food Allergy Management Plan for the district.