Traditional finances

Transparency Star Traditional Finances

We encourage our community to take an active role in government; knowing how your tax dollars are used helps you make informed decisions as voters and citizens. With this in mind, our goal is to share financial information in a user-friendly and understandable format.

The Texas Comptroller’s Transparency Star Program recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data. Garland ISD received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available. 

2021-22 Meritorious Budget Award

ASBO International - Meritorious Budget Award 2020-21 and 2021-22 Recipient

Financial summary

Revenues and expenditures for most recently completed fiscal year - General Fund

Summary of revenues and expenditures and impact on General Fund balance for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
ItemTotal AmountAmount Per Student
Fund Balance July 1 (Beginning)$267,485,471$4,961
Local and intermediate revenue sources (including property taxes)$215,529,648$3,997
State program revenues$289,857,090$5,376
Federal program revenues$10,758,166$200

Total revenues

$516,144,904$9,572

Total expenditures

$506,942,294$9,402

Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures

$9,202,610$171

Total other financing sources (Uses)

$(5,727,276)$(106)

Net change in fund balance

$3,475,334$64
Fund Balance June 30 (Ending)$270,960,805$5,025

Staffing for most recently completed fiscal year

Student and Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staffing counts for 2020-21
Fiscal YearStudentsTeaching FTEOther FTETotal FTE
2020-2153,9213,6095,0048,613

Financial data trends over a five-year period

Bar chart showing Total general funds spent per student by fiscal year for 2016-17 through 2020-21

 Figure 1: Total general funds spent per student by fiscal year for 2016-17 through 2020-21 - See text description of the graph

Bar chart Property Tax Rates per $100 Valuation through Fiscal Year 2022

Figure 2: Property Tax Rates per $100 Valuation through Fiscal Year 2022-see text description of the graph

Financial reports

Contact information

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Public information requests

Citizens may request to review or obtain public information (including mailing lists of student names) by contacting informationrequest@garlandisd.net with a detailed description of the requested information. There may be costs associated with the requests.