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Average property owners could see drop in Marble Falls Independent School District tax rate

MARBLE FALLS — Property owners in the Marble Falls Independent School District could actually pay less in school taxes this coming year if the current budget picture holds together.

While the budget will go up slightly, the district is looking at keeping the tax rate the same — $1.29 per $100 valuation of property.

Meanwhile, careful cost-saving measures have helped the district keep from laying off teachers and other staff, as well anticipate giving raises, trustees said.

MFISD officials rolled out the 2011-2012 proposed budget and tax rate during a workshop Aug. 9.