The Alvin Community College board of regents approved a no-new-revenue tax rate for fiscal year 2022-23 on Sept. 22, according to a news release from ACC.

The new rate is $0.164145 per $100 valuation, according to the Brazoria County tax worksheet for the college. This is a $0.019 decrease from the FY 2021-22 tax rate of $0.183 per $100, as listed on a tax rate notice on the college's website.

Additionally, the board approved a budget of $40.07 million for FY 2022-23 during their meeting in August, according to the release. This is a $1.65 million increase from the FY 2021-22 budget of $38.42 million, as detailed in the August 2021 minutes. The increase is due to increased costs, new employees and routine cost-of-living adjustments, ACC Communications Coordinator John Tompkins said via email.

Meanwhile, the board approved renting out the main campus' Building K, which is not in use as the school's court reporting program is no longer offered and the communications program moved elsewhere on campus, Tompkins said. The board also approved change orders for a sidewalk and landscaping project that involved granite paving installation, fire lane paving, turf removal and installation, he said.

Furthermore, contact hours and student enrollment for the fall semester show a 4.59% increase from 4,970 students in fall 2021 to 5,198 students this fall, according to the release. The mode of instruction was 58% face to face, 33% online and 9% hybrid learning, according to the release.