ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene Independent School District trustees passed the 2013-2014 school budget Monday night.

The budget totals $123.6 million.  The tax rate approved by the board is $1.1501 per $100 valuation.  The rate is about a quarter-cent lower than last year's rate.

The budget includes about a 3.5 percent wage increase for certified and non-certified district personnel.