V.I.S.D. School Board reduces property tax by 5.24%

V.I.S.D. School Board reduces property tax by 5.24%

Although a change in the way the Texas State Legislature funds public schools in the State of Texas is responsible for the majority of the decrease in the coming tax year’s Vidor I.S.D. Ad Valorem property tax rate, some of that decrease in this fall’s school tax bill can be attributed to the prudent use of the taxpayer’s money. At least, that is what V.I.S.D. School Board of Trustees president David Camp described after the Board voted unanimously (with one trustee absent and abstaining) to lower the Vidor I.S.D. Ad Valorem property tax rate from 2019’s $1.13608 per $100 valuation tax rate to the new 2020 property tax rate of $1.07453 per $100 valuation during their School Board meeting last week.

“We know that the families and patrons of our school district are struggling,” said Mr. Camp. “We have had some significant disasters and we felt like it was prudent. We’re thankful that the State has seen fit to do what they did and we saw to it that we should do as much as we could as well to try to help families. We are in that same boat as well, with the refurbishing of storm damaged school buildings that weren’t reimbursed. So we know that those things are difficult for folks as well. And right now, anything financial that we can do, we certainly want to support that. We have tried very diligently to be prudent and good stewards of what we’ve been given. But at the same time, we continue to do what we need to do to give our children the best education possible and to maintain the school district facilities without sacrificing any of the quality of the instruction we provide.”

 

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