The Belton ISD Board of Trustees approved a new budget and lowered the tax rate by 2 cents at its regular meeting on August 22, 2022.
The $141,757,085 budget includes additional funding for new staff associated with the district’s growth in student enrollment, salary increases approved by the Board in June and operational inflationary costs.
The budget accounts for the pay raise trustees approved in June to help the district recruit and retain staff. The compensation plan gave a 4% increase for teachers and professional staff, a 6% increase for paraprofessionals and auxiliary staff, and a 2% increase for administrators.
At the Aug. 22 meeting, the Board also adopted a decrease in the district’s tax rate for the fourth year in a row. The adopted rate of $1.3371 per $100 assessment includes $0.9429 per $100 assessment for maintenance and operations and $0.3942 per $100 assessment for debt service. This is a 2-cent decrease from last year’s tax rate.
2022-2023 District Budget Adoption
2022-2023 Budget Adoption
2022-2023 Proposed Budget
2022-2023 Notice of Public Hearing
2022-2023 Tax Rate Calculation
THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 19.7 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY $155.50.
Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas Reports (FIRST)
According to reports and warnings from the Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Association of School Business Officials, the publication of detailed information on school district websites containing vendors and amounts paid facilitates perpetrators to create sophisticated phishing schemes which appear legitimate. It remains the mission of Belton ISD to provide current, detailed and transparent information to our taxpayers. Therefore, we are providing the request form below as an expedited pathway for citizens to request the reports. We appreciate your understanding and regret the unnecessary steps should they cause inconvenience. We will promptly send the reports directly to the contact e-mail listed once we verify the validity of the request.