“I want to thank the Board of Trustees for their approval,” said Dr. René Gutiérrez, Superintendent of Schools for BISD. “The Business and Finance team has been working hard these past months and it is going to be a relief to our tax payer and to our community members.”
Administration recommended a tax rate of no more than $1.175872 per $100 valuation with a maintenance and operations rate of $1.0254 and a debt service rate of $0.150472. The 2020-2021 combined tax rate is $0.010834 less than the fiscal year 2019-2020.
“Today’s BISD Board of Trustees approval of a property tax reduction is more good news for local taxpayers,” said Minerva Peña, President of the BISD Board of Trustees. “The tax rate, over the past two years, has been reduced nine cents from $1.27 per $100 of property tax valuation to $1.18. In this year of uncertainty, the school district has stepped up again to ease the burden of property taxes.”
“This reduction joins achievements already in place in 2020,” added Peña. “Continued meal services, increased hot spot and device availability, and raises for both teachers and classified employees are strong indications of BISD’s commitment to its students, employees and the citizens of Brownsville.”
For more information, contact the Brownsville Independent School District at 956.548.8000.
About Brownsville Independent School District: Established in 1915, The Brownsville Independent School District is a public school district whose mission is to graduate students who are prepared to excel in higher education and successfully pursue career opportunities in a changing global society by maximizing resources to ensure equitable opportunities for all students. Recognized for its top rated performance through the Texas Education Agency, the Brownsville Independent School District is the largest employer in the Rio Grande Valley with 54 schools, 6,458 employees, and 43,028 students. The Brownsville Independent School District provides a broad selection of academic activities and programs for all students that range from Early College High Schools to support programs for students with special needs. Thanks to the support of the local community, the Brownsville Independent School District is The Best Choice with a graduation rate of 93%. For more information, visit www.bisd.us.