Straight Talk about the 2015-16 Fort Bend ISD Budget and Tax Rate
FORT BEND ISD -- Fort Bend ISD is committed to our District’s mission to inspire and equip all students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine. Everything we do as a District is done to fulfill this mission in a way that demonstrates conservative fiscal management and sound stewardship of taxpayer money. In sum, our obligations are to the students of Fort Bend ISD, as well as taxpayers. We must balance all of our responsibilities, with an eye on our students’ ― and our District’s ― future.
Fort Bend ISD is widely known for its outstanding financial management. We take our responsibility seriously to provide transparent, accurate and timely information to our community. During the budget approval process, the District heard some questions and concerns raised about our 2015-16 budget and tax rate and how an increase in property values affects funding for the District’s budget.
To that end, we have created this Budget Questions and Answers document that provide an overview of the components of our 2015-16 Budget to further explain and address the issues we are hearing. We have also produced an information video about the 2015-16 budget and tax rate to help answer any additional questions.