A new tax rate and an exception for a new state bill are some of what Alvin ISD’s board of trustees will consider at its Sept. 12 meeting.

Two-minute impact

AISD’s board is set to vote on a new tax rate for 2023 that, if approved, would sit at $1.1923 for every $100 of a home’s value, according to the district’s agenda.

How the new tax rate could affect the average tax bill was not given, but, despite the tax rate being decreased by $0.1854, it would still represent a 10.26% increase overall, according to the district’s agenda.

Previously, district officials have said property values in the area have gone up by more than 32% from last year.

What else?

AISD’s board will consider approving an exception to a new state bill aimed at improving security at schools across Texas, according to the agenda.

House Bill 3, which was passed in the legislative session this year, requires at least one armed security officer to be present during school hours at each campus. However, a stipulation in the bill allows districts to claim a “good cause exception” due to lack of staffing and funding.

AISD’s board will vote on the exemption for the district, but, if the board approves it, the district would also be required to provide an alternative plan, according to a memo from district officials.

Next steps

Alvin ISD’s board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at 301 E. House St., Alvin.