The 2017 solar eclipse that will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017, may possess several learning opportunities, but it also has poses dangers. Looking directly at the sun during a partial eclipse, even for a short period of time, can cause irreversible vision damage. In order to minimize the safety risks to all GISD campuses, students and staff will be required to remain indoors during this event. The event will begin at 11:00am and will be complete at 2:40pm. Dismissal times will not be affected. Thank you for your help and consideration with ensuring our GISD community is safe!
AT $1.16, THE TOTAL TAX RATE FOR 2017 IS DOWN $0.02 FROM 2016.
On Monday, August 14th, the Gonzales ISD Board voted unanimously to lower the total tax rate to $1.16 - down $0.02 from the previous tax year. The total tax rate is made up of a maintenance and operations (M&O) rate and an interest and sinking rate (I&S).
Although, due to the lower rate, the district will be required to use a portion of its I&S fund balance to meet debt requirements for the 2017-18 year, the Board is glad to have the opportunity to lower the tax rate a year ahead of schedule. Contributing to the lower rate is the slight increase in property values and paying off the 2005 refunding bonds in February 2018.
The maintenance and operations portion of the tax rate will remain $1.04.
THE GONZALES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.
School Supply Lists are Available for the 2017-18 School Year!