August 17, 2021 – Monday night, the Comal ISD Board of Trustees named for two elections to be held on Nov. 2. These two independent elections will consist of a Voter Approved Tax Ratification Election (VATRE), which will tackle instructor and personnel compensation and new training positions, and a Bond Election, which will address continued District advancement. Early voting will consider place Oct. 18-29.
Voter Approved Tax Ratification Election
The Board called for a VATRE to generate supplemental local revenue to provide lecturers and team with further compensation and to fund new training positions to satisfy college student enrollment expansion.
With its passage, teachers and staff members would get a 3 per cent fork out increase this 12 months with auxiliary personnel receiving a $1.50 hourly pay out maximize. Profits produced by the VATRE could fund payment increases of up to three % every year above the upcoming a few to four a long time.
“In June, this Board accepted a resolution that would make certain that earnings produced by the VATRE, each this yr and in upcoming several years, is dedicated entirely to fund instructor and workers payment, as very well as new instructor positions,” states Comal ISD Board President Jason York. “As a Board, we are dedicated to ensuring that our instructors, workers and auxiliary personnel are compensated relatively for the function they do on behalf of our students.”
If accredited by voters, the Maintenance and Functions tax rate for 2021 would be 94 cents in contrast to 2020’s tax level of 92 cents. In pursuing a long time, the tax fee is projected to decreased again to 92 cents in 2022 and 91 cents in 2023 because of to soaring property appraisal values. In addition, taxpayers carry on to receive the reward of the 20 p.c local homestead exemption, which equates to $65 per thirty day period, or $780 per year, in financial savings.
For the previous two yrs, the Comal ISD Board has been working with a team of neighborhood customers symbolizing all locations of the district to develop a bond package that makes it possible for the district to continue to address nearly 6,000 new learners who are projected to enroll in Comal ISD more than the subsequent 5 many years.
Proposition A, at $411, 287,320, will fund the development of four new educational institutions: Elementary #19, which will present reduction for Crystal clear Spring and Freiheit Elementary Faculties Elementary #20, which will provide reduction for Garden Ridge and Morningside Elementary Middle Faculty #8, which will reduce Pieper Ranch Center Faculty and a new Hill Nation College Preparatory Significant Faculty. Proposition A will also fund campus reinvestment and infrastructure projects as properly as the obtain of campus safety and protection, buses and land.
Proposition B, at $61,487,803, will fund a wide variety of athletic program enhancement projects at Canyon, Canyon Lake, Smithson Valley High and Mountain Valley Center. Proposition C, at $20,397,672, will fund stadium capacity expansion tasks at the two Canyon Lake and Davenport Higher Colleges. Proposition D, at $34,540,000 will fund student and teacher instructional technology and community infrastructure initiatives.
Comal ISD people who need to sign up to vote or have to have to update their voter registration owing to a recent improve of tackle, may do so until Oct. 4. Visit Votetexas.gov for a lot more information on how to sign-up.