POSTED: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:29pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:04pm
TYLER—During a Monday meeting, the Tyler ISD board of trustees decided they want to hear from you.
They'll have a public hearing on the next years budget and tax rate August 27th.
They want a 16.5 cent increase.
Most of the increase would be to build five new schools from a bond election.
TYLER—The city of Tyler says there will be no tax increases.
City officials say they want to maintain momentum in what they call uncertain times.
Mayor Barbara Bass says citizens have had to tighten their belt, and the city will do the same.
The city will continue to invest in growth and infrastructure.
LONGVIEW—The Longview News-Journal reports Pine Tree ISD board of trusties want to raise the district's property tax rate by about three cents.
They also want to cut about $800,000 in spending to balance the district's budget.
At Monday's meeting board members said they want to cut almost $34 million out of the budget before adopting it to maintain a steady tax rate.
LONGVIEW— Longview ISD teachers and other staff members will begin get their annual pay raise on top of the state-mandated salary increase.
The school board approved the raise Monday night which will give each of the approximately 630 school employees an acreage of $1,400 annually.