CCISD approves property tax hike to fund Hurricane Harvey repairs

Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 10:03:14-04

The money with this property tax will go toward repairing these five schools:

  • Menger Elementary
  • Kaffie Middle School
  • Grant Middle School
  • William B. Travis Middle School
  • Solomon Coles High School

The district has already done a lot of Hurricane Harvey-related repairs. This includes getting water out of the campuses, electrical repairs, fixing broken windows and repairs to the district’s transportation building and its warehouse.

The district does have insurance coverage, but it was not enough to cover all the damages. Since roofing with these five campuses costs more, this tax increase will assist with roofing needs.

The just-approved tax hike will generate about $6.8 million to cover the roof repairs.

Officials with CCISD say this was the district’s first tax increase within the last 10 years.

The CCISD tax rate hike will mean an increase of $10.41 this year for a home valued at $100,000.

It will be a one-time tax hike and not be a permanent tax increase for the district.  ​