The tax rate remained stable for the sixth year in a row at $1.04 for maintenance and operations and $0.35 for Interest and Sinking, for a total of $1.39 per $100 of valuation. The maintenance and operations budget was approved at $57,560,307, up from $53 million last year. On the debt service side, the Interest and Sinking budget is $10,883,275. The Willis ISD budget is balanced and based on zero growth for the 2016-2017 school year. The budget also raised the starting teacher salary to $46,000 and provides for a 5 percent raise for all employees.