Brownwood school board members approved a budget of just over $33 million earlier this week that includes pay raises for district employees and approved a tax rate of $1.2151, the same as the current rate.

    The district approved a 2.5 percent pay raise calculated to the midpoint of salary ranges, which means an average yearly raise of $1,148 for teachers.

    The district will also continue to fully fund employee-only health insurance for all employees.
    The budget for the 2017-’18 fiscal year consists of $28,9 million in the general fund, $1,8 million in food service funds and $2.3 million in debt service funds.
    The tax rate consists of $1.040 in maintenance and operation and $.1751 in debt service.