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 43.42% of all sources of revenue and decreased by 1% from the previous fiscal year due to a tax rate decrease required by House Bill 3. 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 54.55% of all available sources of funding. State revenues decreased by 5% from the previous fiscal year. The decrease is due to a portion of the Foundation School Program (FSP) revenue being funded through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency (ESSER) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act.
Revenues received from federal sources constitute 2.03% of total revenues; fiscal year 2020 federal revenues experienced a decrease by 44% as a result of two one-time payments received in fiscal year 2019 for School Health and Related Services (SHARS).
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The official adopted budget provides estimated revenues and approved expenditures and a narrative describing major budget priorities and decisions. The budget serves as the financial plan for Spring ISD. The budget process starts during the fall semester and is approved by the Board of Trustees in May/June of the next year.
A review update of anticipated revenues and expenditures since the original budget was approved.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) - The CAFR provides a thorough and detailed presentation of Spring ISD's financial condition and is presented in three sections; Introductory Section, Financial Section and Statistical Section.
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) - The PAFR is a brief summary of the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This report is intended to increase public awareness throughout the community about Spring ISD’s financial condition by presenting the financial information in a way that is more understandable to parents, students, community members, taxpayers, and other interested parties. Unlike the CAFR, the PAFR is not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Spring ISD PAFR 2020
A check register allows taxpayers to see exactly how the district spends their money by viewing a registry of any check SISD has written for any product or service.
What are property taxes?
Property taxes (also called ad valorem taxes) are locally assessed taxes. The Harris County Appraisal District appraises property located in the Spring ISD boundaries, while the District (a local taxing unit) sets tax rates and collects property taxes based on those values.
Spring ISD Tax Rate Per $100 Valuation
A summary on outstanding debt service obligations that includes current debt obligations, descriptions, dates issued, total amounts, and maturity dates.
The reports reflect the investment objectives and guidelines expressed in the District’s Investment Policy and relevant provisions of Chapter 2256 of the Government Code.
In November 2016, voters approved a $330 million bond to address longstanding facility, technology and safety and security needs of Spring Independent School District. The five-year bond project kicked off immediately and work across the district will continue through 2021.Bond Election Pledge
A pledge signed by the superintendent pledging to post information about proposed bond packages and existing debt.
The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.
- 2018-2019 FIRST Report
- 2017-2018 FIRST Report
- 2016-2017 FIRST Report
- 2015-2016 FIRST Report
- 2014-2015 FIRST Report
Board of TrusteesThe seven-member, locally elected Board of Trustees is empowered by the Texas Legislature to govern and manage the public schools of Spring ISD.
The board fulfills its responsibilities by establishing the district's five-year strategic plan, setting objectives annually for achieving the five-year plan, adopting an annual budget based on the five-year plan, establishing policies for the operation of the district and selecting a superintendent who serves as the chief executive officer of the district.
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Office of the Chief of Staff
16717 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77090
2019-20 Financial Summary
General Fund, Child Nutrition, Debt Service Fund, Special Revenue and Capital Projects
|REVENUES||ACTIVITIES||% OF TOTAL||PER STUDENT|
|Tuition and fees||146,443||0.0%||5|
|Earnings on investments||4,807,782||1.1%||149|
|Total Local Revenues||209,269,276||46.7%||6,481|
|Total State Revenue||182,624,952||40.7%||5,655|
|Total Federal Revenues||56,434,206||12.6%||1,748|
|Total Revenues||$ 448,328,434||100.0%||$13,848.84|
|EXPENDITURES||ACTIVITIES||% OF TOTAL||PER STUDENT|
|Instructional resources and media services||3,940,249||0.7%||122|
|Curriculum and staff development||9,130,201||1.6%||283|
|Guidance and couseling services||16,716,594||2.9%||518|
|Social work services||564,413||0.1%||17|
|Student (pupil) transportation||14,167,968||2.5%||439|
|Child nutrition services||22,997,677||4.0%||712|
|Plant maintenance and operations||29,326,821||5.1%||908|
|Security and monitoring services||16,325,289||2.9%||506|
|Net Change in Fund Balances||(122,568,075)||(3,786)|
|Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Positions||5,069|
Spring ISD does not receive sales tax revenue.
How Is The Money Spent?
Costs of $273.3 million include the gross salaries or wages and benefit costs for employee services.
Professional and Contracted Services
Costs of $20.3 million were used for services rendered by firms, individuals, utility companies, and/or other organizations.
Supplies and Materials
Cost of $9.7 million include testing materials, fuel to transport children, and other general supplies and materials.
Costs of $53,881 was for principal and interest payments related to a capital lease obligation.
Costs of $827,453 was spent on building improvements, furniture, and other equipment.
Other Operating Costs
Costs of $6.1 million include student and staff travel fees, and property insurance.
Figures based on the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020. (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.
Awards and Recognitions
- Certificate of Achievement and Excellence in Financial Reporting (Government Finance Officers Association - GFOA) 2019
- Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (Association of School Business Officials- ASBO) 2019
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.