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Community Presentation on School Finance

The SBISD Board of Trustees believes fostering a collaborative partnership with parents and community members produces the best results for our kids. We know that it takes all of us to do what's right for our students and area families. That's why SBISD Board Members have recently held a number of community meetings on the important topic of school funding and finance. We invite you to take a moment to review this presentation at the link provided.

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Rising Local School Property Taxes Ease State Budget Woes

State officials would like to lower local school property taxes, but they've got a secret: Some of those local school tax revenues make it easier to balance a tight state budget. The locally raised taxes recaptured from property-wealthy districts lower the amount of state-raised money — sales taxes and so on — that have to be spent on schools. Local taxpayers, in this case, are saving state taxpayers some money. Read the full story >>

Why It's So Hard to Fund Public Education

Wonder why it's so hard to fund public education? Explore this topic with retiring state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen), chair of the House Public Education Committee and who has listened to thousands of hours of testimony and reports on the issue. Read the full story >>

Restoring the Promise of Education on Houston Public Media

The Texas Supreme Court found public school finance minimally constitutional but implored the Legislature to fix the “broken” system. This series from Houston Pubic Media explores one of the fundamental questions in the decades-long debate: Is school funding in Texas fair? Or is it falling short? Listen on HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA now >>

Responsible Financial Management & Making Our Schools Better

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SBISD Finance Department Honored for Fiscal Responsibility

For the seventh consecutive year, the SBISD Finance Division earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – the only national award in governmental accounting. Click here to read the full story in SBISD Board Briefs.

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Education Foundation Ranked #1 in Texas

SBEF is recognized for managing funds to enhance student learning.

In 2015, the only U.S. study of K-12 education foundations ranked SBEF first in their revenue division ($1 million - $1,999,999) and 17th out of the nation’s 200 largest school districts. They are number one in Texas. Dewey & Associates, which conducts the study, considers SBEF a wise investment – and so do their donors.

More than $1 Million in Grants & Scholarships

In 2015-16, The Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) awarded more than $1 million in grants for district-wide and campus grants and a record 127 scholarships to 2016 graduates. Their partnership with SBISD touches every student on every campus. Click here to read more about how SBEF is making our schools better.

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