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Public Meeting on June 25 to discuss budget, proposed tax rate

The New Braunfels  Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a Public Meeting to discuss the 2018-2019 Budget and Proposed Tax Rate at 6:30 p.m. on June 25 in the NBISD Education Center Boardroom, located at 430 W. Mill St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130.


The purpose of this Public Meeting is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate to be proposed. NBISD residents are invited to participate in the discussion.


The district has posted the official notice of this public meeting with a proposed tax rate of $1.3658 per $100 property valuation for the 2018 tax year. This includes a tax rate of $1.04 for Maintenance and Operation (M&O) and $0.3258 for Interest and Sinking (I&S).


The Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate can be viewed online at:



According to NBISD Executive Director of Finance and Operations Steve Brown, this will be the first time in more than a decade that NBISD has been faced with the need to increase the tax rate. This change in the tax rate will allow NBISD to hire the necessary staff to accommodate enrollment growth and enhance school safety and security needs.


The regular monthly Board meeting for NBISD will be held at 7 p.m. on June 25 following the Public Meeting. The agenda will include action items related to the adoption of the 2018-2019 budget. The official order adopting the tax rate will be voted on during a Board meeting in August.

STAAR and EOC scores available on txConnect

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS – On June 13, a notice was sent to all 3rd-11th grade parents to inform them that the 2018 STAAR scores for grades 3rd through 8th as well as the End-of-Course scores are now available for online viewing through txConnect accounts under the “Assessment” tab. A more expansive STAAR Report Card is also available online through http://www.texasassessment.com.

txConnect is the Parent Portal for NBISD that allows parents to view their student’s grades, attendance, assessment scores and complete online registration. The login for txConnect can be found on the district website under the “Parent” tab or directly at https://txconnpa.esc13.net/PANB/Login.aspx.

A Confidential Student Report (CSR) is produced for every student who takes the STAAR test to help parents see where their child is doing well and where he or she may need extra help. The CSRs are available online at www.texasassessments.com for parents to view at their convenience. The instructions to access the online CSR are explained here step-by-step. You will either need your child’s access code to login (refer to previous CSR for code) or login with your child’s S-Number (state-approved alternate ID Number) or Social Security Number and date of birth. 

NBISD is encouraging parents to log into txConnect to view the information that is now available.

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