Ector County School Board approves new tax rate

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Ector County taxpayers will get a break on their taxes for the upcoming school year.

The Ector County School Board approved the new tax rate for the 2007-2008 school year, which means the average homeowner will save about 35 dollars on their tax bill.

District Officials say this is the fourth straight year for a tax break.

They'll take in about 85 million dollars.

The final rate comes out to one dollar 11 cents, per 100 dollar evaluation.

Officials also reported a better tax collection rate, because of the area's booming economy.

Another boost to homeowners is the new cap on home appraisals across the State.