North Forest ISD is $11.5 million in the hole. This comes after operating several years with a deficit.
North Forest ISD newly appointed Superintendent Adrian Johnson says the money is needed to move forward in the district. There is a tax election set for Dec. 6. Early voting in the district begins Wednesday.
However, some taxpayers say now is not the time for a tax increase.
Elma Forbes says, as a senior, she won’t be affected by the increase even if she voted for it. But she says her children who own homes will be hit and she simply can’t vote for the tax.
Some parents say they can’t vote for the increase because of the allegations of mismanagement in the district faced from previous years. The proposed 13-cent tax increase amounts to about $66 dollars a year or just over $5 a month.
If you lived in North Forest would you vote for this tax increase?