Humble ISD to allow property reappraisals, selects name for Middle School No. 9: Three things to know from Humble ISD’s December board meeting

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Humble ISD’s board of trustees approved several measures at its board meeting Dec. 12.

1. After thousands of structures in the Lake Houston area were damaged after Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 30 inches of rain on the area, Humble ISD has agreed to allow reappraisals for home and business owners. The district unanimously passed a resolution allowing home and business owners to seek a reappraisal for their 2017 taxes.

“Should FEMA reimburse Humble Independent School District for 90 [percent]of uncovered expenses related to Hurricane Harvey or the Texas Legislature guarantee to commit funds to reimburse the district for maintenance and operations and debt service revenue losses resulting from the reappraisal, Humble Independent School District, as the appropriate taxing authority, shall initiate procedures for reassessment of property values for all interested taxpayers in conjunction with the Harris County Appraisal District,” the district wrote in a its resolution.

2. HISD selected West Lake Middle School as a name and Wolves as a mascot for Middle School No. 9. The school, which will open in August, is located within master-planned community The Groves and will pull students who attend Atascocita Springs, Groves and Lakeshore elementary schools. The name West Lake Middle School was a narrow favorite of parents and staff from the feeder elementary schools as well as to the parents of 6th and 7th graders from Timberwood and Woodcreek middle schools. More than 1,400 people participated in the survey.

3. The district approved opening a $60 million line of credit from JP Morgan Chase to pay for projects projects related to Hurricane Harvey. The money would be used to pay for construction projects today as HISD waits for reimbursement from FEMA, the Texas Legislature and insurance, HISD CFO Mike Seale said.

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