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Westwood ISD attempting to join TVCC taxing district

PALESTINE, April 18, 2013--Westwood ISD is hoping to join the Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) taxing district. Currently, since Westwood is not in the TVCC taxing district, students from Westwood ISD who take courses at TVCC are forced to pay an out-of-district fee to do so. The fee, which amounts to approximately $144 per three credit class, would be eliminated if the initiative passes.

Westwood ISD Assistant Superintendent Clint McLain says the issue will be left to registered Westwood voters. A petition to add the initiative is now circulating. Approximately 5% of registered voters must sign the petition in order for the initiative to be added to the November election ballot.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Assistant Superintendent McClain about the benefits of the initiative, and what tax adjustments the Westwood community would see. Click below to hear interview.

 

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