Klein ISD 2011-2012 Budget Information
2011 Tax Rate Approved
The Board of Trustees approved the 2011 tax rate of $1.4300 at the October 10, 2011 regular board meeting. The 2011 effective tax rate is $1.4296. Since the adopted tax rate is greater than the effective tax rate, Klein ISD will raise more taxes than last year's tax rate.

Board Adopts 2011-2012 Budget
On Monday, August 29, the Klein ISD Board of Trustees adopted the 2011-2012 budget. The $300.2 million general fund budget includes a $16.2 million cut from the state. As a result of the state shortfall, we were forced to make several tough decisions to trim our budget. We further reduced campus and department budgets by five percent. Also, the district eliminated more than 330 positions, two-thirds of which were through retirement and resignations. Thanks to a one time infusion of federal money from the Education Jobs fund and the Board approving the use of $3 million of the district's fund balance, the district was able to hire more than 175 teachers in critical needs areas to help keep our class sizes down as enrollment continues to increase.

2011-2012 Adopted Budget

The Board will vote in October on whether to approve the proposed tax rate $1.43 per each $100 assessed taxable value.
School Finance: What Now?
Click here to see a legislative update entitled School Finance: Now What?  published by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). TASB outlines where Texas stands with regard to school finance and what options school districts have going forward. It is an excellent summary and highlights what we and other school districts face over the next biennium.

Click here to read information specific to Klein ISD that parallels the article.
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