Meetings to address CISD tax rate begin Monday

Commerce – The Commerce ISD will conduct the first of two town hall meetings Monday, July 26, to address its upcoming tax ratification election.

The district is asking voters to approve a 13 cent tax rate hike to cover a nearly $700,000 budget shortfall.

If approved on August 14, it would mean a $130 annual tax increase on a $100,000 home or $10.83 per month. Homeowners 65 years or older will not be affected.

Monday's first town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Norris Community Center.

Tuesday's meeting will be held at 7 p.m., at the Commerce High School cafetorium. Early voting begins Wednesday at the CISD Administration Building.