During a special called meeting on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022, the Joshua ISD Board of Trustees adopted an operating budget that lowered the tax rate and provided a 3.5% pay increase for all staff, an adjustment to the teacher scale providing pay increases for longevity, and increased substitute pay $5 per day.
Furthermore, several additions were made for safety and security, including added police officer positions, ensuring every campus has an officer and the high school has two, the addition of nine safety patrol monitor positions, and the construction of the secure vestibule entry for Elder Elementary School.
The tax rate of $1.2726 is comprised of $0.9429 for maintenance and operations and $0.3297 for interest and sinking to pay debt service. This provides a decrease of $0.0174 from the previous rate of $1.29. The rate has been reduced by $0.3374 since 2016.