We get this question frequently, “what are the sources of education funding in Texas?”  The short answer is: Taxpayers.  Below is the most current data available  from the Comptroller of Public Accounts.

But first take a look at this graph from the comptroller’s website showing that Texas education spending has grown five times student enrollment in the last 10 years.

Tell us, does Texas have a funding problem or a spending problem? Are ISDs using their funding efficiently? Is your ISD claiming they don’t receive enough education funding? Please click on our link Find Your ISD , then Tell us about your ISD education spending efficiencies or inefficiencies by emailing redappleprojectconnie@gmail.com

 

Texas Public Education Fundingsee alternate

Note: Local maintenance and operations (M&O) and interest and sinking (I&S) tax amounts are from calendar 2009; the remaining state and federal amounts are for fiscal 2009. Numbers may not total due to rounding.

Texas Public Education Funding

Source

Amount

Percent

Local Property Tax

$21,233,517,226

37.53%

Foundation School Fund

$13,062,553,380

23.09%

Local Bonds and sale of real property

$8,089,780,403

14.30%

Federal Funds (Health, Eductaion and Welfare Fund, School Lunch Fund)

$4,413,593,759

7.80%

Property Relief Fund

$3,846,492,000

6.80%

Other Local revenue

$2,422,976,202

4.28%

TRS Retirement and Health Benefits

$243,593,308

0.43%

Available School and Textbook Funds

$1,469,068,746

2.60%

Lottery Proceeds

$1,000,405,304

1.77%

Other General Revenue and State Funds

$676,238,765

1.20%

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)

$120,510,540

0.21%

Total

$56,578,729,633

100%

Sources: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Education Agency and Legislative Budget Board.

Source: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Education Agency and Legislative Budget Board. http://www.fastexas.org/study/exec/spending.php#ex9