The Hitchcock Independent School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a 2011 tax rate of $1.54 per $100 valuation.
The tax rate consists of $1.04 designated for maintenance and operation of the district, with the remaining $0.50 designated for payments on the district's bond debt. The rate reflects an increase of $0.04 from the 2010 tax rate of $1.50 per $100 valuation.
The school board voted 6-0-1, with Pat Turner abstaining from the vote, to adopt the 2011-2012 budget.
The school board voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Hitchcock Police Department to provide police officers at schools during the 2011-2012 school year.
The school board tabled consideration of the selection of a procurement method for the new high school.
The school board tabled action regarding the Grant Application Budget Information for the Head Start program for the coming school year.
The school board tabled the review of the district's grading policy.
The school board discussed staffing for current student enrollment numbers at the district. However, no action was taken on the item.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda