What tax break is on WFISD superintendent’s mind?

Wichita Falls ISD Chief Financial Officer Tim Sherrod speaks to the school board during Monday's meeting.

Wichita Falls ISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt has a message for voters as the Nov. 3 school bond referendum nears.

Kuhrt wants to clear up confusion about how the proposed $290 million bond issue to build two high schools would affect school property taxes for certain residents. 

“If you are over 65, your taxes have been frozen on your homestead, and therefore this bond issue will not increase your taxes,” Kuhrt said during a meeting Monday evening. 

He encouraged trustees to deliver that message during efforts to educate taxpayers about the school bond issue. 

Kuhrt told trustees that he is continuing to do presentations on the proposed school bond plan, and he is receiving positive feedback. 

A homestead is a property owner’s main residence, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. 

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