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.
Citizen's Guide to Understanding the Budget - A summary of the District's budget process, where our money comes from and how it's used.
Adopted Budget - 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.
- Adopted Budget 2017-2018
- Adopted Budget 2016-2017
- Adopted Budget 2015-2016
- Adopted Budget 2014-2015
- Adopted Budget 2013-2014
Budget Review - 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.
Debt Information - Provides a summary on outstanding debt service obligations that includes current debt obligations, descriptions, dates issued, total amounts, and maturity dates.
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.
Standards & Poor's: A+
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.