GISD Facts

    • 7,050 students in grades PK 3-12
    • Public Private Early Childhood Center (MECC)
    • District of Choice
    • Mega Magnet High School – 4 Small Learning Communities
    • Teen Health Center – Free Health Care 0-21
    • 5 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 1 High School, 1 Alternative School, and 1 EEC
    • Blue Ribbon School
  • Foundation School Program

    • Establishes the amount of state and local funding due to school districts
    • Tier 1 – Basic Allotments
    • Tier 2 – Supplemental Funding

    Available School Fund

    • Prior year Average Daily Attendance multiplied by the rate adopted by the State Board of Education
    • WADA – Weighted Average Daily Attendance = $5,648
  • Chapter 41

    Districts are responsible for funding a portion of Tier 1 entitlement, called Local Fund Assignment (LFA).

    Recapture is a mechanism in state funding formula that ensures that a district’s property wealth per student does not exceed certain wealth levels set in statute.

    • EWL $319,500
    • Recapture $514,000
    • GISD $782,577
  • DEBT SERVICE

    • Funds collected only for the repayment of debt (i.e., annual principal and interest payments).
    • May only be used if the district receives voter approval.
    • Under current State mandate, districts may set an I&S tax rate not to exceed $0.50 per $100 valuation (GISD Current: $0.095).
    • Debt Service Funds are NOT subject to the “recapture” formula
    1. Capital Expenditures
    2. Land
    3. Building Construction/Renovations
    4. Technology Infrastructure
    5. New Buses
  • Galveston ISD has not increased the tax rate for the last 7 years.

    • Dickinson ISD – $0.48
    • Santa Fe ISD $0.362
    • Clear Creek ISD $0.360
    • Friendswood ISD $0.237
    • Galveston ISD $0.095

    • 49 Members: Community leaders, parents, teachers and local business owners representing a diverse cross section of the island
    • Received information from district administration and industry professionals and provided input regarding Galveston ISD’s need for capital projects
    • February 7: Presented recommendation to the Galveston ISD Board of Trustees
    • February 7: Galveston ISD Board of Trustees approved recommendation and called election for May 5, 2018.
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