South Plains schools considering property tax hikes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

South Plains schools considering property tax hikes; how much will you pay?

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

On Saturday, May 10, voters in two South Plains school districts will consider passing bond packages that total more than $140 million.

Both Frenship and Lubbock-Cooper ISDs said they need to expand to accommodate a growing student population.

If these two bond proposals do pass, Frenship and Lubbock-Cooper ISDs would have the highest school property tax rates on the South Plains.

To start, KCBD looked at the top five districts with the highest school property tax rates in the area. The numbers are per $100 valuation.

Right now, Shallowater ISD has the highest rate at $1.53.

Frenship ISD and Abernathy ISD tie for second place with rates sitting at $1.50

However, Frenship ISD's school property rate could soon increase.

Voters will consider an $85.2 million bond package in May's election.

The major projects included in that package are a new ninth grade center, an elementary school campus and technology and security upgrades.

If the bond package is approved, the rate, per current state law, cannot exceed $1.54.

That is a rate Lubbock-Cooper might meet.

Right now, they are fourth on the list with a tax rate of $1.48, but they too are looking to pass a bond.

Their $55 million bond proposal includes expansions to their campuses like more classrooms, a new gymnasium, a new police department building and a career and technology building.

If passed, the district's property tax rate would increase to $1.54.

The fifth highest property tax rate in this area is Idalou at $1.46.

Here is our full list of school property tax rates in order from highest to lowest for districts in West Texas:

Hale Center ISD $1.34

Seagraves ISD $1.34

Plains ISD $1.2879

Roosevelt ISD $1.28

Slaton ISD $1.28

Levelland ISD $1.26

Brownfield ISD $1.258

Denver City $1.253

Lubbock ISD $1.235

Cotton Center ISD $1.17

Petersburg ISD $1.17

Southland ISD $1.17

Plainview ISD $1.04

Lorenzo ISD $1.027

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Lawyer: Trump needs informant info before Mueller interview

    Lawyer: Trump needs informant info before Mueller interview

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:05:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:59:08 GMT
    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)

    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an...

    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview with the special counsel.

  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:14:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:58:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:04:06 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:58:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

Powered by Frankly