CCISD Board Approves 2011-2012 Budget
Budget Reflects $375 less per-student from State
League City, Texas- The Clear Creek Independent School District is committed to providing students a world-class education despite $14.5 million less from the State for the 2011-2012 school year. On Monday, August 29, 2011, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $280,677,596 operating budget for the school year. This budget reflects nearly $8 million less in expenditures from the prior year. A federal one-time grant of $5.9 million made it possible for the district to not pull funds from its savings account, which only consists of two-months operating costs and it does not replenish year-to-year.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to express our gratitude to the staff of CCISD. This team worked in collaboration with the community to make some very difficult budget decisions and always put children first,” said Dee Scott, Board President.
The approved budget does not call for a tax rate increase or pay raises for teachers and staff. The proposed tax rate remains at $1.04 for Maintenance & Operations (M&O), otherwise the district’s day-to-day operating cost and $.32 for Interest & Sinking (I&S), this fund is to pay for approved bonds.
With 85% of the district’s budget tied to personnel, primarily at the campus level, the district was able to eliminate 248 positions through attrition over the last three years. “Our parents and teachers will tell you they have noticed,” said Greg Smith, Superintendent of Schools. “Our classrooms are tighter, our a/c and lights are being turned off earlier than ever before but in the end, Clear Creek ISD is an exceptional place for teaching and learning. Just visit one of our classrooms and witness it yourself.”
For a complete look at the Clear Creek Independent School District 2011-2012 budget, visit www.ccisd.net or call 281-284-0020 for a paper copy.