Financial Transparency

Our mission is to support Spring ISD and our community. One way we can achieve this is providing transparency through accounting, accounts payable, budget, business systems, cash management and payroll. Financial transparency is an ongoing goal for Spring ISD.

Where Does Our Money Come From?


Local sources of revenue generated 41.91% of all sources of revenue and increased by 8% over the previous fiscal year. The increase in local sources was a result of increased property tax collections due to an increase in assessed values in the district. Local revenues include property taxes, earnings on investments, and tuition and fees; nearly all of local revenues come from the collection of property taxes –what you, as a citizen, pay for educating our students.


State sources of revenue that support the general fund are the most significant for the district, representing 54.63% of all available sources of funding. State revenues increased by 5.82% from the previous fiscal year. The increase in state revenues is due to additional state aid received as a supplemental appropriation via Senate Bill 500 for property value declines as a result of Hurricane Harvey which impacted the District in the fall of 2017.


Revenues received from federal sources constitute 3.46% of total revenues; fiscal year 2019 federal revenues experienced a 57.61% increase over the prior year. Most federal revenues received are reimbursements through Medicaid for certain health-related services. The increase is due to a change in the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) payment schedule resulting in a second settlement of $3.3 million for the fiscal year 2019.

Financial Resources

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  Adopted Budget - The official adopted budget
  Budget Review - A review update of anticipated revenues and expenditures
  Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) - Presentation of financial condition
  Check Registers - Consecutive monthly check registers for each fiscal year.
  Current Tax Rates - Districts current appraised value and tax rate per $100 valuation.
  Debt Information - Outstanding debt service obligations.
  Report of Cash and Investments - Quarterly reports and graphs
  Bond Pledge- A pledge by the superintendent
   Additional Information - School FIRST reports and elected officials.

2018-19 Financial Summary

General Fund, Child Nutrition, Debt Service Fund, Special Revenue and Capital Projects

Property taxes   193,885,187 42.6% 5,989
Tuition and fees   123,645 0.1% 4
Earnings on investments   7,955,011 1.8% 246
Food sales   1,966,665 0.4% 61
Other local   4,088,811 0.9% 126
Total State Revenue 184,815,037 40.6% 5,709
Total Federal Revenues 62,015,918 13.6% 1,916
Total Revenues 454,850,274 100% 14,050
Instruction 197,029,228 35.4% 6,086
Instructional resources and media services 3,880,598 0.7% 120
Curriculum and staff development 7,986,199 1.4% 247
Instructional leadership 10,152,284 1.8% 314
School leadership 21,997,446 3.9% 679
Guidance and couseling services 14,026,345 2.5% 433
Social work services 576,023 0.1% 18
Health services 2,806,560 0.5% 87
Student (pupil) transportation 15,375,207 2.8% 475
Child nutrition services 24,915,309 4.5% 770
Co-curricular activities 5,986,327 1.1% 185
General administration 11,779,127 2.1% 364
Plant maintenance and operations 27,018,538 4.8% 835
Security and monitoring services 9,763,112 1.7% 302
Data processing 9,226,120 1.7% 285
Community services 1,387,062 0.2% 43
Debt service 59,302,807 10.6% 1,832
Captial outlay 132,948,552 23.8% 4,107
Intergovernmental charges 2,109,392 0.4% 68
Total Expenditures $558,437,236 100.0% $17,247
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Positions 4,977    

Spring ISD does not receive sales tax revenue.

How Is The Money Spent?


Costs of $269,908,408 include the gross salaries or wages and benefit costs for employee services.

Professional and Contracted Services

Costs of $21,092,538 were used for services rendered to the school district by firms, individuals, utility companies, and/or other organizations.

Supplies and Materials

Amounted to $10,122,086; these include textbooks, testing materials, fuel to transport children, and other general supplies and materials.

Debt Service

Costs of $47,390 was for principal and interest payments related to a capital lease obligation.

Capital Outlay

Capital outlay of $1,183,232 was spent on building acquisition, building improvements, buses and vehicles, furniture, and other equipment.

Other Operating Costs

Costs of $4,997,233 include student and staff travel fees, and property insurance.

Figures based on the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2019. (Popular Annual Financial Report)

Awards and Recognitions


Spring ISD Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Spring Independent School District is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. Spring ISD received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available. Transparency Stars recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data.

Learn more about the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program here.

Credit Ratings
  • Standards & Poor's: AA-
  • Moody: Aa2

Awards and Recognitions

Public Information Requests

Access to information maintained by the Spring Independent School District may be requested in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act. Please visit the Spring ISD Public Information page for more information.