By Caleb Fortenberry
WARREN – The Warren ISD school board members met for the monthly meeting on Sept. 28 to recognize math teacher Tara Graham, discuss the staff reports, and vote on business items.
Robyn Glosson, principal of Warren Elementary, recognized Tara Graham with a certificate of achievement for her performance as a math teacher and as Warren faculty.
“She loves her students and her students love her right back. She has a special ability to connect with her students. Her class is challenging, engaging, and she uses everyday life situations to draw her students into her math lessons,” said Glosson.
Delinquent Tax Report
The delinquent tax report was explained by Linebarger Attorneys at Law. According to the firm, Ivanhoe and Wildwood are the main problem areas. Jim Lambeth described the snapshot view as 35% needing to be collected. 37.98% are returned mail, indicating a bad address.
“You got to know that there is a large amount of your roll sitting there, right there, that is probably low value, low dollar, and bad address. So that’s a big red flag to begin with,” said Lambeth.
13.25% of the properties on tax roll are under lawsuit and 21% of total taxes due are in accounts of $100 to $499.
“Well over half of your tax roll owes less than $499… that’s a very difficult group of properties to go after,” said Lambeth, “We start with $1,700,000 on the roll, but what we really have to collect is about $500,000… that’s what’s really out there.”
Local Innovation Plan, purchase of a school bus, TEA bad weather days waiver, certificate of unopposed candidates for Warren ISD trustee election November 3, 2020, Texas education human resources day were all approved.