Westside neighbors to discuss Watson Chapel tax proposal

The Westside Loop Community Neighborhood Watch Group will hold an open forum on the proposed Watson Chapel School District 2.3-mill increase.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the cafeteria of Coleman Intermediate School, 4600 W. 13th Ave. Speakers will include Watson Chapel Superintendent Danny Hazelwood and members of the school board, a spokesman said.

One of the topics will be how the tax revenue will be allocated. The increase to the current millage rate of 31.8 would be used to build a new building for kindergarten and first grade on the current campus of Edgewood Elementary School, school officials have said.

The watch group includes residents in west 4th and 3rd wards of the city, a spokesman said.