Finance, Taxation, and Revenue

School Finance 
Taxation and Tax Ratification (Rollback) Elections 
Other Revenue and Investments

School Finance

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) 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 Tax Ratification (Rollback) Elections

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' Adoption of Budget and Tax Rates in 2019 (pdf) answers common questions surrounding the budget and tax rate adoption process in 2019 in light of new legislation.
  • TASB Legal Services' Tax Ratification Election Information (pdf) (to be updated in 2020) memo provides information and deadlines for ordering and holding a tax ratification election.
  • TASB Legal Services’ SJR 1, SB 1, and the Local Option Homestead Exemption (pdf) provides guidance about the impact of legislation from the 84th Legislature on school district homestead exemptions.
  • For information on budget and tax rate adoption, see eSource at Business – Budgeting and Accounting.

Other Resources

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

Other Revenue and Investments

TASB Resources

  • 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 Bond Review Board website provides information about debt issuance, finance, and debt management.