Comal ISD trustees approved a $305 million general-fund budget at their monthly meeting on Thursday.
The budget is based on a maintenance-and-operations tax rate of $1.23. The board will officially adopt a 2023-24 tax rate at its 5 p.m. Sept. 19 meeting at district headquarters, 1404 IH 35 North, New Braunfels.
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The budget addresses the costs associated with growth, including the expansion of the district’s pre-kindergarten program and the addition of two new schools scheduled to open this fall, Farias-Spizter and Comal Creek elementary schools.
Enrollment for the upcoming school year is projected at around 30,000 students.
“This year’s budget reflects our commitment to fiscal responsibility as we continue to face rapid growth and ensure the academic success of every student,” said Comal ISD Board President Russ Garner, who represents part of the Canyon Lake area. “This budget will allow us to achieve our mission of providing opportunities for all by working together as a community and focusing on students’ current and future needs.”
Trustees said the new budget aligns with the district’s five-year strategic plan and supports six key priorities:
- Academic success and Instruction
- College, career and military readiness
- Student safety and support
- Employee recruitment and retention
- Parent and community engagement
- Facilities growth and planning