The Santa Fe Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $1.4539 per $100 valuation for the 2012 tax year.
The district will dedicate $1.04 of the tax rate to maintenance and operation of the district, while the remaining $0.4139 will be dedicated to payments on the district’s bonded indebtedness.
The board voted to adopt the district’s FY2013 budget. The budget carries a total expenditure of $30,652,000.
The board voted to order an election for November 6 for two positions on the school board. Filing ended on Monday at 5 p.m. for the election, with only incumbents Billy Burns and Darnell Gwin filing for re-election to their seats. Burns holds Position 1 on the board, while Gwin holds Position 2, and are unopposed.
The board voted to approve a contract with Galveston County for election services.
The board voted to endorse Ron Crier for the Texas Association of School Boards Board of Directors.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda
During the meeting, the board received an update regarding a road project underway at Santa Fe High School. The Texas Department of Transportation is currently making turn lane improvements on Highway 6 at the high school. Work on the project is expected to be complete in 40 days.