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School board lowers tax rate again this year

During a special called meeting of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees on Monday, August 10, members proposed a budget and a reduced tax rate for the 2020-21 school year.

This is the second year in a row that the district has reduced its overall rate.The budget includes a three percent raise for all staff not receiving a step increase, $100,000 for a new bus, and $70,000 for the district’s portion of the E-rate technology infrastructure upgrades. For more details about the MVISD budget, see the August 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.