Klein ISD adopts $1.3373 tax rate for FY 2020-21

Klein ISD Board President Doug James and the other trustees met Oct. 13 for a regular board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Klein ISD Board President Doug James and the other trustees met Oct. 13 for a regular board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Klein ISD Board President Doug James and the other trustees met Oct. 13 for a regular board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Klein ISD board of trustees voted at its Oct. 13 meeting to adopt a $1.3373 per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2020-21, the lowest tax rate the district has seen in 10 years, according to trustees.

The current tax rate for the district is $1.36 per $100 valuation. The new tax rate is a $0.0227 decrease. The new rate is also the voter-approval tax rate, the highest rate the district is allowed to adopt without voter approval. According to district officials during the meeting, the district expects to see a revenue increase simply from the increase in property values.


The district also received its School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, or FIRST, rating, from the Texas Education Agency. According to TEA, the FIRST system reviews district financial data and “that holds school districts accountable for the quality of their financial management practices.”

KISD received a perfect score of 100 out of 100 and was rated “Superior.” This is the second year in a row the district has received a perfect score and the 18th consecutive year the district has been rated “Superior.”
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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