Spring ISD to recommend 5% tax rate cut for 2021-22 fiscal year

Spring ISD will recommend trustees propose a 5% tax rate decrease for the 2021-22 fiscal year, Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks said Oct. 8, at the board's upcoming Oct. 12 meeting. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Spring ISD will recommend trustees propose a 5% tax rate decrease for the 2021-22 fiscal year, Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks said Oct. 8, at the board's upcoming Oct. 12 meeting. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

Spring ISD will recommend trustees propose a 5% tax rate decrease for the 2021-22 fiscal year, Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks said Oct. 8, at the board's upcoming Oct. 12 meeting. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

After seeing a 6% increase in Spring ISD’s certified property values, the district’s financial office will recommend a tax rate decrease for the upcoming fiscal year that trustees will consider proposing Oct. 12.

“We are proposing to the board on Tuesday evening a decrease of 5% in our tax rate—a $0.07 decrease,” Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks said at the board’s Oct. 8 workshop.



The district’s certified property values for the 2021-22 fiscal year total $16.4 billion, according to Westbrooks. The total tax rate the district will be recommending to trustees is $1.3128 per $100 valuation, while the current tax rate is $1.3843.

The district received its certified property values Aug. 20, and it is required to adopt a tax rate by the later option of Sept. 30 or 60 days after receiving its values, Westbrook said.


Trustees will consider the new tax rate at their regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. Should trustees vote to propose it, a public hearing will be held before the rate is adopted.

By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.



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