Finance, Taxation, and Revenue

School Finance 
Taxation and Voter-Approval Tax Rate Elections 
Bonds, Other Revenue, and Investments

School Finance

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) House Bill 3 website provides extensive resources pertaining to HB 3, the comprehensive school finance legislation passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019.
  • TEA's Finance and Grants website provides resources related to state funding and grants administration, financial accountability and compliance, and the Permanent School Fund.
  • The Region XIII Education Service Center Finance Website provides links to school finance worksheets and related information.

Taxation and Voter-Approval Tax Rate Elections

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Truth-in-Taxation website provides information about setting district tax rates.

Bonds, Other Revenue, and Investments

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' Overview of a School District Bond Issuance (pdf) provides an overview of the process for a school district to issue bonds, from the decision to issue bonds through the election to the issuance and implementation of the bond program.
  • TASB Legal Services' School District Bond Election Process (pdf) provides the timeline for a school district bond election.
  • TASB Legal Services' Players in a School District Bond Issuance (pdf) provides information about the various parties involved in a school district bond issuance.
  • TASB Legal Services' Donations To and From Public Schools (pdf) answers frequently asked questions about giving and receiving donations of funds, facilities, and other resources.
  • First Public, a wholly owned subsidiary of TASB, provides investment and insurance options for school districts and other local governments. First Public administers the Lone Star Investment Pool, a local government investment pool, as well as the TASB Benefits Cooperative, which offers school districts a variety of benefit options for their employees.
  • For information on booster clubs, fundraising, and charitable raffles, see eSource at Community – Community Relations

Other Resources

  • The Texas Attorney General's Public Finance Division website provides information about bond review and approval.
  • The Texas Bond Review Board website provides information about debt issuance, finance, and debt management.