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WC Board to finalize budget, tax rate Thursday

August 18, 2011 by Anonymous

From Brent Baker
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Weatherford College

One of the toughest budget development cycles in years is about to come to a close at Weatherford College. Faced with nearly $4 million in cuts from the State of Texas, WC slashed equipment, supplies, travel and personnel costs to balance the budget, which goes into effect September 1, 2011.

That process will become final with Thursday’s called meeting of the WC Board of Trustees, which will include the approval of the 2011-12 budget and the 2011 ad valorem tax rate. The meeting will be held in the Doss Student Center’s Strain Room at 2 p.m.

The 2011-12 budget, proposed at approximately $48.5 million, represents a total increase of about $8,100 from the amended 2010-11 budget.
To fund that budget, the WC board has proposed an adoption of the effective tax rate, which will generate the same amount of money for WC as the current tax rate. The proposed 2011 rate is 11.195 cents per $100 valuation, compared to the current 10.492 cents.

“As Weatherford College and Parker County have grown over the past decade, we have continually been able to lower our tax rate to one of the lowest in the state; approximately four cents below the state average,” said Dr. Kevin Eaton, WC President. “Unfortunately, the downturn in our economy, coupled with dramatic cuts in state funding, has led us to the tough decisions that we are facing today.”

Based on figures from the Parker County Central Tax Authority, the 2011 tax rate will mean a $7 annual increase on WC taxes for a home valued at $100,000.

“I can’t express my gratitude enough to the citizens of Parker County,” Eaton said. “As our economy turns around and our valuations start to increase again, I am sure that you will once again see our tax rate fall.”

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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