Midlothian Independent School District

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Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS
BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE

The MIDLOTHIAN ISD will hold a public meeting at 5:00 PM 06/21/2021 in Midlothian ISD Administration Building 100 Walter Stephenson Road Midlothian, TX. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district's budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited.

The tax rate that is ultimately adopted at this meeting or at a separate meeting at a later date may not exceed the proposed rate shown below unless the district publishes a revised notice containing the same information and comparisons set out below and holds another public meeting to discuss the revised notice.

 

Maintenance Tax

$0.874700 /$100

(Proposed rate for maintenance and operations)

 

School Debt Service Tax Approved by Local Voters

$0.490000 /$100

(Proposed rate to pay bonded indebtedness)

 

Comparison of Proposed Budget with Last Year's Budget

The applicable percentage increase or decrease (or difference) in the amount budgeted in the preceding fiscal year and the amount budgeted for the fiscal year that begins during the current tax year is indicated for each of the following expenditure categories:

 

Maintenance and operations

 

3.817500% (increase) or

 

% (decrease)

 
 

Debt service

 

11.066800% (increase) or

 

% (decrease)

 
 

Total expenditures

 

5.431400% (increase) or

 

% (decrease)

 

 

Total Appraised Value and Total Taxable Value
(as calculated under section 26.04, Tax Code)

 

Preceding Tax Year

 

Current Tax Year

 
 

Total appraised value* of all property

 

$7,436,861,648

 

$8,840,253,520

 
 

Total appraised value* of new property**

 

$578,962,693

 

$749,629,950

 
 

Total taxable value*** of all property

 

$5,851,552,132

 

$6,537,310,355

 
 

Total taxable value*** of new property**

 

$490,418,816

 

$328,512,916

 

 

               

*

"Appraised value" is the amount shown on the appraisal roll and defined by Section 1.04(8), Tax Code.

**

"New property" is defined by Section 26.012(17), Tax Code.

***

"Taxable value" is defined by Section 1.04(10), Tax Code.

               

 

Bonded Indebtedness

 

Total amount of outstanding and unpaid bonded indebtedness:

 

$429,760,000

 

     

* Outstanding principal

 

Comparison of Proposed Rates with Last Year's Rates

 

Maintenance & Operations

Interest &
Sinking Fund
*

Total

Local Revenue
Per Student

State Revenue
Per Student

Last Year's Rate

$0.889800

$0.490000*

$1.379800

$7,367

$3,614

Rate to Maintain Same Level of Maintenance & Operations Revenue & Pay Debt Service

$0.837680

$0.413810*

$1.251490

$8,347

$3,321

Proposed Rate

$0.874700

$0.490000*

$1.364700

$8,177

$3,377

 

* The Interest & Sinking Fund tax revenue is used to pay for bonded indebtedness on construction, equipment, or both.
   The bonds, and the tax rate necessary to pay those bonds, were approved by the voters of this district.

 

 

Comparison of Proposed Levy with Last Year's Levy on Average Residence

 

Last Year

This Year

 

Average Market Value of Residences

$306,479

$325,850

 

Average Taxable Value of Residences

$244,231

$261,658

 

Last Year's Rate Versus Proposed Rate per $100 Value

$1.379800

$1.364700

 

Taxes Due on Average Residence

$3,369.89

$3,570.84

 

Increase (Decrease) in Taxes

$0.00

$200.95

 

 

Under state law, the dollar amount of school taxes imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older or of the surviving spouse of such a person, if the surviving spouse was 55 years of age or older when the person died, may not be increased above the amount paid in the first year after the person turned 65, regardless of changes in tax rate or property value.

 

Notice of Voter-Approval Rate: The highest tax rate the district can adopt before requiring voter approval at an election is 1.400252. This election will be automatically held if the district adopts a rate in excess of the voter-approval rate of 1.400252.

 

Fund Balances

The following estimated balances will remain at the end of the current fiscal year and are not encumbered with or by a corresponding debt obligation, less estimated funds necessary for operating the district before receipt of the first state aid payment:

 

 

Maintenance and Operations Fund Balance(s)

$14,453,365

 

 

Interest & Sinking Fund Balance(s)

$8,858,878

 

 

A school district may not increase the district's maintenance and operations tax rate to create a surplus in maintenance and operations tax revenue for the purpose of paying the district's debt service.