FISD board votes to leave 2013-2014 tax rate unchanged

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By Richard Zowie

For those who were hoping for no increase in Fredericksburg school taxes, there is good news.

At its August 12 regular meeting, the Fredericksburg school board voted unanimously to keep the school tax rates at what they have been for the past seven years.

The approved rates for 2013-2014 will be 1.0400 maintenance and operations and .1062 interest and sinking for a total tax rate of 1.1462.

Superintendent Marc Williamson said another public hearing would be required and that, regarding taxes and its budget, the school district was well within accepted margins.

Deborah Ottmers, assistant superintendent for business and finance, added, “All the numbers check out.”

At the end of July, the school board had a hearing on the budget along with the proposed tax rate. With the change in its budget year time table, district officials had to wait for property values to be before being allowed to set the rate for the year.

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