The annual budget reflects the allocation of revenues and expenditures to support the District's education programs and services. Each school district in Texas is required by law to prepare an annual budget for the General Fund, the Debt Service Fund, and the Food Service Fund. The following budget documents include the original budgets adopted by the Board of Trustees, budget summary reports that provide comparison data for the proposed budget to the current budget, budget amendments that are presented to and approved by the Board of Trustees when budget revisions are necessary, and the annual budget books. As part of the District's efforts to increase the level of transparency and engagement in the budgeting process, we are committed to providing essential financial information and data on the District's revenues, expenditures, tax rates, cost drivers, and comparative data with other school districts.
The annually adopted budget outlines the financial resources necessary to offer a competitive compensation package to employees, to maintain existing facilities, and to support the four campuses to ensure high levels of learning for all students. The adopted budget includes the General Fund, Debt Service Fund, and Food Service Fund.
The legal budget is adopted annually by the board of trustees at the Fund Code and Function Code level and must be adopted prior to the start of the fiscal year. The legally adopted budget is to be formally amended by the board of trustees prior to incurring an expenditure that would cause year-to-date expenditures at the Fund Code and Function Code level to exceed amounts authorized in the adopted budget for the current fiscal year.
Budget Summary Reports
Districts are required to post the "Proposed" Expenditure Budget on the District's web page at the same time it post the "Notice of Public Hearing" on the budget in the newspaper. The report provides a comparison of the District's "proposed" budget to the current year's budget.