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Decatur ISD eyes penny decrease in tax rate

By Brian Knox | Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Decatur school district is proposing a one-cent decrease in next year’s tax rate.

The school board met in a special meeting Monday morning where they proposed a total tax rate of $1.29 per $100 valuation for the 2014-2015 school year. That includes a $1.04 maintenance and operations tax rate and a $0.25 debt service tax rate. The current rate of $1.30 includes a 26-cent debt service tax rate.

A public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 budget and tax rate was set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the DISD Administration building, 307 S. Cates St. The board is expected to approve the budget and adopt the tax rate Aug. 27 following the public hearing.

In other business Monday, the school board reviewed the student code of conduct and the draft budget.

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