Aldine ISD Trustees approved the general operating budget for the 2023-24 school year and set the proposed tax rate during its June 13 meeting.
The general operating budget for the upcoming school year will be $810,725,513, a 26.94% increase from the 2022-23 budget. The budget recommendation was made by Chief Financial Officer Stan Osborne. Osborne said the 2023-24 budget provides funding for all district operations, instructional programs, and student activities and provides for hiring new staff members.
“Prior to this presentation, each Board member was able to provide feedback regarding the proposed budget and given multiple options for consideration,” Osborne said. “Additionally, each Board member was provided the proposed general fund budget by function, as seen in this presentation. Also included in the 2023-24 proposed budget are the debt service and child nutrition services budgets for the 2023-24 school year.”
Also, during the June 13 Board meeting, Trustees approved the proposed tax rate for the 2023-24 school year. Osborne recommended the tax rate be set at $1.2217 per $100 valuation (.3025 cents for the Interest and Sinking fund and $0.9192 cents for the Maintenance and Operation fund).
The 2023-24 tax rate is the same as the 2022-23 tax rate. Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tax rate. The Board will not officially be able to approve the proposed tax rate until the district receives the certified roll from the Harris County Appraisal District in late August. At that time, the district will be able to set the tax rate. Proper notification of the proposed tax rate for the 2023-24 school year was published in the Houston Chronicle.
STAFF ASSIGNMENTS ANNOUNCED
During the June 13 Board meeting, Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney announced a number of staff assignments.
Dr. Faviola Cantú was named Chief Academic Officer after serving as a School Assistant Superintendent.
Elizabeth Arias-Robles was named Principal at Marcella Elementary School after serving as an Assistant Principal at Thompson Elementary School.
James Metcalf was named Principal of Eisenhower High School after serving as Principal of Davis Ninth Grade School.
Cindy Buentello was named Principal of Carter Academy after serving as an Assistant Principal at Carter Academy.
Lori Brooks was named Principal of Ermel Elementary School after serving as an Assistant Principal at Ermel Elementary School.
Sergio Llanas was named an Assistant Principal at Aldine High School after serving as an Assistant Principal Intern at Odom Elementary School.
Joseline Herrera was named an Assistant Principal at Escamilla Elementary School after serving as an Assistant Principal Intern at Escamilla Elementary School.
Kimberly Bowie was named an Assistant Principal at Garcia-Leza Primary School after serving as the Literacy Instructional Specialist at Magrill Primary School.