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 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).

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.

2019-20 Financial Summary

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

Property taxes   199,511,861 44.5% 6,178
Tuition and fees   146,443 0.0% 5
Earnings on investments   4,807,782 1.1% 149
Food sales   1,346,502 0.3% 42
Other local   3,456,688 0.8% 107
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
Instruction 214,555,096 37.7% 6,644
Instructional resources and media services 3,940,249 0.7% 122
Curriculum and staff development 9,130,201 1.6% 283
Instructional leadership 10,081,730 1.8% 312
School leadership 23,453,378 4.1% 726
Guidance and couseling services 16,716,594 2.9% 518
Social work services 564,413 0.1% 17
Health services 2,997,281 0.5% 93
Student (pupil) transportation 14,167,968 2.5% 439
Child nutrition services 22,997,677 4.0% 712
Co-curricular activities 5,750,449 1.0% 178
General administration 12,184,705 2.1% 377
Plant maintenance and operations 29,326,821 5.1% 908
Security and monitoring services 16,325,289 2.9% 506
Data processing 9,459,386 1.7% 293
Community services 1,531,415 0.3% 47
Debt service 64,778,966 11.3% 2,006
Captial outlay 110,524,380 19.4% 3,423
Intergovernmental charges 2,410,511 0.4% 75
Total Expenditures $570,896,509 100.1% $17,634.96
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.

Debt Service

Costs of $53,881 was for principal and interest payments related to a capital lease obligation.

Capital Outlay

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.

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.