Budget season is here for local school districts and municipalities, with many entities meeting this week to vote on their fiscal year 2018-19 budgets and tax rates.

Here are six things to know in the Conroe and Montgomery area this week, Aug. 20-24:


1. Deadline to file for November election is 5 p.m. Monday
The filing period for the Nov. 6 joint election ends Monday at 5 p.m. Candidates can submit applications for Conroe ISD board of trustees and Willis ISD board of trustees.

CISD’s positions for places 1, 2 and 3—held by board president Melanie Bush, trustee Ray Sanders and trustee Skeeter Hubert, respectively—will be on the ballot. WISD’s positions for places 1, 3, 4 and 5—held by trustees Christen Arnold, Robin Sproba and Kyle Hoegemeyer and board president Cliff Williams, respectively—will be on the ballot.

The last day residents can register to vote in this election is Oct. 9.





2. School starts for Montgomery ISD students Aug. 21
The first day of school for Montgomery ISD students is Tuesday. Additionally, the district is debuting two new schools: Lake Creek High School and the remodeled Lincoln Elementary School. Lake Creek will be MISD’s second comprehensive high school, alleviating the capacity of Montgomery High School. Check out a sneak peek inside of Lake Creek High School and Lincoln Elementary School.





3. Montgomery City Council meets Aug. 21
After last Tuesday's meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum, the city of Montgomery rescheduled the meeting for this Tuesday. Council members will discuss and possibly take action on road closures for upcoming festivals and the fiscal year 2018-19 proposed tax rate of 40.55 cents per $100 valuation. Click here to view the full agenda. 6 p.m. Montgomery City Hall, 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov





4. Conroe ISD board of trustees meets Aug. 21
The Conroe ISD board of trustees meets Tuesday evening to discuss and take action on numerous agenda items, including adopting the fiscal year 2018-19 official school budget and tax rate and discussing the 2017-18 Texas Education Agency Accountability Ratings.

The board will also hear the names submitted for the upcoming K-6 campus, Flex 19, and the new junior high school, which are scheduled to open in August 2019 and August 2020, respectively. The district will come back to trustees with an official recommendation at the Sept. 18 meeting. Click here to view the entire agenda. 6 p.m. CISD Administration Building, 3205 W. Davis St., Conroe. 979-709-7752. www.conroeisd.net





5. Montgomery ISD board of trustees meets Aug. 21
The Montgomery ISD board of trustees meets Tuesday evening to discuss and take action on numerous agenda items, including adopting the 2018-19 operating budget and tax rate, approving the 2018 district and campus improvement plans and discussing the 2017-18 Texas Education Agency Accountability Ratings. Click here to view the entire agenda. 7 p.m. MISD District Office Building, 13159 Walden Road, Montgomery. 936-276-2000. www.misd.org





6. Conroe City Council meets Aug. 22-23
Conroe City Council members meet Wednesday and Thursday for the workshop and to discuss and take action on various agenda items, including approving the fiscal year 2018-19 budget and tax rate, approving increased water and sewer rates and funding for the Veterans Memorial Park. Click here to view the full agenda. 2 p.m. (Wednesday), 9:30 a.m. (Thursday). Conroe City Hall chambers, 300 W. Davis St., Conroe. 936-522-3010. www.cityofconroe.org