Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District assistant superintendent Beth Reavis updated board trustees Monday on the proposed $40.7 million budget for the 2021-22 school year and the proposed tax rate of $1.16 per $100 valuation.
The proposed tax rate marks a 3-cent decrease from last year’s $1.196 rate and includes a maintenance and operations tax rate of 95.86 cents and debt service rate of 20.39 cents.
The proposed budget includes employee compensation increases and the tax rate.
The district is eying a 3-percent increase in employee compensation as well as step increases and a $500 retention stipend for returning staff.
With this increase, the starting teacher pay at UCISD will be $47,000.
The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax rate and to adopt the 2021-22 budget next Wednesday at 6 p.m.
At that time, Reavis said, she’s aiming to present a balanced budget to the board.
Following the regular meeting, the board met in closed session to deliberate on new hires and resignations.
The evaluation for UCISD Superintendent Hal Harrell was also scheduled, but was postponed for a future meeting.