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Salaries remain frozen in Floresville ISD FY ’13 budget
Audience members view a presentation on the Floresville Independent School District’s 2013 fiscal year budget during the Aug. 21 board of trustees meeting.
Wilson County NewsAugust 29, 2012 3,752 views 23 comments
FLORESVILLE -- It will take $42,119,483 to operate the Floresville Independent School District (ISD) during the 2013 fiscal year, according to a budget adopted by the district’s board of trustees at its Aug. 21 meeting.
The budget, presented by the district’s Business Manager Linnci Angle, includes $10,730,000 in local revenue. These funds will be raised from an ad valorem tax rate of $1.5158 per $100 of assessed property value, which is the same rate the district had last year. Both the budget and tax rate were approved unanimously, following public hearings that took place during the meeting.
The adopted tax rate includes $1.04 for maintenance and operations, with the remaining 47.58 cents being allocated for interest and sinking -- also referred to as debt service. While this rate is no departure from the previous one, it could mean a slight increase in the average tax bill.
According to the Wilson County Appraisal District, the average taxable value of a residence within the Floresville ISD is now $126,060. Therefore, residents there will pay an average tax bill of $1,910.82. This is just 0.23 percent more than last year’s average tax bill of $1,906.25, when the average taxable value was $125,759.
The general fund portion of the budget, $27,198,319, demonstrates an increase of approximately $27,000 from the previous year, Angle said. The district has made cuts, such as a delay of capital improvements, not replacing the directors of technology and special programs, and a salary freeze for a second consecutive year.
Board member Doug Shoemaker asked if there was any more room for cuts so that funds would be made available for salary increases.
“There’s not enough places to cut,” said Superintendent Jerry Lee Hunkapiller.
This was why the board voted in June to allocate a total of $468,660 from the district’s fund balance to allow for one-time stipend payments. The board voted Aug. 21 to amend the structure of the planned allocation so that it would not go against regulations set forth by the Teacher Retirement System.
Hunkapiller said the district does not have the revenue to support sustained salary increases at this time.
“Revenue-wise, we’ve hit a wall,” he said. “There is no more revenue.”
The only chance the Floresville ISD stands of accumulating additional revenue is if the proposed sale of its former administration building goes through. The board Aug. 21 voted unanimously to authorize its sale to SCC Texas Group. SCC already has paid up-front money. Barber said $1 million remains outstanding ahead of the Sept. 15 transaction closing date.
**Floresville Independent School District Board of Trustees Aug. 21 meeting
In attendance: Board members Freddy Carrillo, Tom Ray, John Raabe, Ryan Bippert, Neysa Choate, Rachel Peña, and Doug Shoemaker; Superintendent Jerry Lee Hunkapiller, Assistant Superintendent Sherri Bays, Deputy Superintendent Ken Barber, Director of Personnel Jacquelyn Baker, Maintenance Director Charles Bump, Business Manager Linnci Angle, Director of Assessment Mary Anne Barber, Floresville High School Principal Sandra Galinzoga, Floresville Middle School Principal Sara Mann, Floresville North Elementary School Principal Laura Klein, and Floresville South Elementary School Principal Shelley Keck.
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