The Comal ISD board of trustees approved the proposed property tax rate for fiscal year 2020-21 at roughly $0.04 less than the previous year.

The decision came during the board’s Sept. 29 meeting. Ahead of the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year, CISD introduced a debt service tax rate of $0.35 per $100 valuation and a maintenance and operations tax rate to $0.9257 per $100 valuation.

The total tax rate for the coming year will be $1.2757 per $100 valuation, which is $0.0443 less than the current rate.

The board previously adopted the fiscal year 2020-21 budget June 25, which included $60,000 for services provided by Amplified IT, a company that trains school staff members to use Google for Education and Google Cloud.