Officials: Houston ISD proposal won't increase taxes on homeowners

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Homeowners in Houston ISD will not see an increase in their school taxes next school year if district officials have their way.

The Houston school board will consider a proposal being submitted by administrators Thursday that would maintain the district's current tax rate.

Officials say the current tax rate will fund a $1.864 billion budget the board of trustees approved for the 2015-2016 school year in June.

HISD administrators say they will also continue offering a local homestead exemption that goes beyond the state's mandated exemption.

If trustees approve the proposal, residents within HISD would have the lowest school tax rate in Harris County.