Bastrop school district taxpayers could see a bit of relief under a much rosier budget than the district has seen in recent years.
The $68.9 million 2013-14 budget, approved this week by the school board, includes raises for teachers, seven new teachers, a boost in stipends for bilingual teachers and money for technology and safety initiatives. It could also mean a 2-cent drop in the district’s tax rate, though the board won’t approve the tax rate until August.
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School Funding Increases by District
District/2013-14 Per-Student Increase/2014-15 Per-Student Increase/Two-Year Per-Student Reduction after 2011
Sources: Moak, Casey & Associates; State Legislative Budget Board; area school districts