The board voted not to raise taxes for the new year, leaving the rate at $1.12945. Maintenance and Operations will remain at $1.04 and $.8945 will be the debt service rate.
The board passed the budget with a 4-1 vote, with Randy Boaz being the lone “no” vote.
Trustees Paige Townson, Jeff Dooley, Thomas Tennison and Carey Woodward each voted in favor of the $13,386,732.
Early budget projections had shown a deficit in the budget as more than $300,000. After a series of budget workshops, the proposal then came in at a more than $13,000 surplus.
Over the course of the budget trimming process, BISD was able to add six more positions without having to raise taxes.
Boaz' concern was the enrollment, since BISD had started the school year with about 50 students less than last school year.
Region 14 financial executive Becky Seale said enrollment figures for the district would be more concrete in October and that enrollment at the first day of school was not a concern.
In other business covered at the meeting, BISD Curriculum Director Molly Johnson was approved as a superintendent designess/alternate for approving staff requests for the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment and TEA Login.