Voters reject GISD property tax increase

Greenville – Greenville voters have rejected a six-cent tax property tax increase for the Greenville Independent School District.

According to the Hunt County Voter Administration Office, 883 votes, or nearly 87 percent, were against the increase, while 335 people voted for the increase. The total number of votes cast for Saturday's election only represented a less than six percent turnout.

The election was to decide whether the District must reduce its property tax rate by six cents per $100 valuation. As voters rejected the increase, the District intends to operate under a balanced budget of $1.04 per $100 per valuation, instead of the proposed $1.10.