ABILENE, Texas -

The Abilene Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a tax rate Monday night of $1.2175 per $100 property valuation. That is 6 cents per $100 valuation higher than last year and the result of the bond approved by voters in November.

A home worth $100,000 will see taxes go up roughly $60 a year.

The district’s 2014-2015 budget also calls for giving teachers an across-the-board pay raise. It will also add approximately 25 new employee positions in AISD as well.