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.

  • What is Financial Transparency?

    Financial - to record and report useful and timely accounting information regarding the District’s financial transactions in order to provide relevant information useful for evaluating the managerial and organizational performance.

    Transparency is a broad term that quite literally means something that can be seen through. So when we speak of transparency in terms of government spending, we are referring to the government opening its books to the public so that taxpayers can see exactly where their money is going. Transparency ensures that your taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently by making all decisions in the open and on the record. The transparency means that citizens can review and question policymakers decision, root out inefficiencies and hold officials accountable for the way tax dollars are spent.

  • 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.

  • Debt Information - Provides a summary on outstanding debt service obligations that includes current debt obligations, descriptions, dates issued, total amounts, and maturity dates.

  • Bond Election Pledge - A pledge signed by the superintendent pledging to post information about proposed bond packages and existing debt. 

  • Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum designation
    Spring ISD has been awarded the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum designation for excellence in online financial transparency. The platinum designation represents the highest level awarded.