A public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Whitehouse Wildcat Annex, 109 Wildcat Drive.
Board members also are slated to possibly adopt the budget and tax rate that evening.
The district is proposing a tax rate of $1.19 per $100 property valuation with $1.04 for maintenance and operations and 15 cents for debt service — the same rate as last year.
That's below the total effective tax rate — the rate needed to maintain current revenues — which is $1.21 per $100 valuation.
Sherrie Lloyd, executive director of financial services, said the district could not go up on the maintenance and operations rate unless it had a tax ratification election.
Whitehouse ISD also is proposing a budget of $34.9 million, which includes maintenance and operations, debt service and school nutrition.
Ms. Lloyd said the district's Average Daily Attendance increased by about 100 students during 2011-12, and the district used that number to budget this year.
Whitehouse ISD also included a proposed salary increase of 2 to 3 percent for employees and reduced the allocations for campuses and departments, she said.
The salary increases resulted in a proposed $490,000 deficit in the general fund budget. But Ms. Lloyd said the district is projecting that funds left in the 2011-12 year, a large portion of which comes from the increase in ADA, will cover the 2012-13 deficit.
She said it also will help if Whitehouse ISD experiences growth in its Average Daily Attendance again.
Even with the deficit and less allocation monies, Ms. Lloyd said the district does not foresee a large negative impact on students.