Tax Rate

Northwest ISD Tax Rate

The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees approved a combined tax rate of $1.42 per $100 property valuation in 2019 following a tax rate compression adopted by the state legislature as part of House Bill 3. A school district’s local tax effort is generated from property tax (not sales tax). Each year a school district adopts two tax rates – Maintenance and Operations (M&O) and Interest and Sinking (I&S). Following is the approved tax rate for Northwest ISD.

M&O  + I&S  = Total
 $.97 $.45 $1.42


Maintenance and Operations (M&O)

  • Approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • Funds the day-to-day maintenance and operations of the district.
  • Salaries (for teachers and other staff)
  • Facility repairs and maintenance
  • Bus repairs, maintenance and fuel
  • Food services
  • School supplies and materials
  • Utilities (electricity, water, etc.)


Interest and Sinking (I&S)

  • Approved by local tax payers.
  • Funds debt repayment for longer-term capital improvements approved by voters. By law, I&S funds cannot be used for teacher salaries or to pay the rising costs for utilities and services.
  • New building construction
  • Existing building renovations
  • Land purchases
  • Program-specific equipment
  • Technology
  • School buses