Marlin voters decide fate of multimillion-dollar school bond that would improve schools but raise property taxes

MARLIN, TX (KWTX) – Voters in On Tuesday, the Marlin Independent School District in Falls County will vote on two multimillion-dollar proposals to renovate and renovate Marlin ISD schools and facilities, as well as raise property taxes for residents.

“The idea is to bring it into the modern era and touch every classroom, every learning space where our students thrive every day,” Marlin ISD Superintendent Darryl Henson told KWTX recently.

Proposition A is a $24 million bond that would renovate Marlin High School and update elementary and middle school security.

Proposition B is a $7 million bond that would renovate the 80-year-old football and athletic field at Legion Field.

Marlin ISD Superintendent Dr. Darryl J. Henson told KWTX that a study conducted by the bond committee found that passing the bond would raise taxes for the average Marlin taxpayer by about $22 a month. He said the tax rate would increase by 47 cents; therefore, the average taxpayer with a $97,000 home would pay about $500 each year and less than $40 each month without the state-level exemption.

Henson said senior homeowners over the age of 65 would not be included in the tax increase if it is passed by voters.


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