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Michael Abild

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Trustees propose no change to tax rate

On Monday, San Marcos CISD Trustees proposed no change to the district's tax rate and chose San Marcos-based Stokes Construction Company for a major building and renovations project at the high school.

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

San Marcos CISD officials respond to FAST ratings

San Marcos CISD did not fare well in an efficiency ratings system issued last week by the state comptroller's office, receiving only 1.5 out of a possible five stars. School district officials say they are studying the...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

CATE facility grows as trustees weigh spending

San Marcos CISD trustees increased the size and scope of a career and technology education facility last week, increasing the cost estimate from $3.4 million to $5.1 million. The facility will grow by 5,700 square feet to...

Friday, November 5th, 2010

School trustees approve $1.5M for improvements

San Marcos CISD trustees are letting loose $1.5 million for campus improvements and a new career and technology education facility, but money worries are on the minds of some trustees.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Superintendent search session draws two school district residents

In stark contrast to a San Marcos CISD trustees meeting earlier this month that packed the room to discuss the fate of San Marcos High School football coach Steve Van Nest, only two citizens appeared at a...

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

School board sets tax rate, raises teacher pay $1,200

The San Marcos CISD trustees set a property tax rate of $1.35 per $100 of taxable value this week. However, school officials worry about future budgets unless they receive help from the state legislature.

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

School board approves academies for 2011-12

San Marcos CISD trustees approved a plan to divide San Marcos High School into discrete career academies this week with hopes that students will be better prepared for later life while the school district attracts more students...

Friday, July 16th, 2010

San Marcos CISD trustees consider tax rate decrease

As they work on their budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, San Marcos CISD officials are considering a debt service tax rate decrease of two cents, bringing the total property tax rate down to $1.35 per $100...