District and School Reports

Financial Reports

Adopted Budget

As required by Texas Education Code §§44.002 and 44.004(a), a school district is required to adopt a budget for the next succeeding fiscal year by June 30th or August 31st. 

State Compensatory Education

The purpose of the State Compensatory Education (SCE) allotment is to provide supplemental programs and services designed to eliminate any disparity in performance on assessment instruments or disparity in the rates of high school completion between educationally disadvantaged students and all other students and at-risk students and all other students.  

Annual Financial Audit

Each year, a school district, charter school, or regional education service center (ESC) must:

Prepare its annual financial statements,
Have its annual financial statements audited by a licensed independent CPA firm, and
Submit the resulting audited annual financial and compliance report (AFR), and additional data to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for review.

Local Annual Debt Report

In 2015, the 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 (codified under Texas Local Government Code § 140.008) in order to increase local government debt transparency across the state. Beginning January 2016, political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, special districts, and other subdivisions of state government must annually compile certain debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year and either:

Report the information to the Comptroller of Public Accounts for posting on the Comptroller’s Internet website; or
Post the information on the political subdivision’s own Internet website and make it available for inspection by any person.

Academic Reports

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.

Federal Report Cards

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district- and campus-level data.