Tax rate and new administrators: 4 things to know from the Klein ISD board of trustees meeting Monday night

The Klein ISD board of trustees met Monday night to approve the fiscal year 2017-18 tax rate and recognize several personnel changes in the district. Here are a few highlights from the meeting:

1. The district welcomed two new administrators. Amber Snyder is the new director of special education. She was previously director of special education and campus support in Humble ISD. Linda Galicia was named the new principal of Ehrhardt Elementary School. She was formerly assistant principal of Zwink Elementary School.
2. Gene Shepherd, the managing director of the municipal team of RBC Capital Markets, retired Sept. 13. He had been financial adviser for the district since 1968.
3. KISD received a rating of 94 out of 100 from the Texas Education Agency’s Schools FIRST, or Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, annual report. The system rates a district’s performance in the management of financial resources. A score of 94 is a “superior” rating, according to the TEA system.
4. The board adopted an FY 2017-18 tax rate of $1.43 per $100 of assessed property value. The adopted tax rate is the same as last year’s rate.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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