April 14, 2024

South San ISD votes reject property tax hike

Today less than 9% of the people who lived in the South San Independent School district went to the polls today to vote.The people were voting for an approval on the tax increase for district residents.

After the polls closed at 7pm on Tuesday, we learned that 57% of the turnout had voted down the potential tax hike increase from $1.04 to $1.17.

The South San ISD had asked the taxpayers for the 13 cent increase because the district is facing a $6.45 million budget shortfall from the declining enrollment.

If the voters had approved the increase, homeowners would be looking at a $98 tax increase on a home valued at $100,000.

Now that the voters have spoken, the district will take steps on how they will be making cuts to staff and programs within their budget to reduce debt.