2011 - Budget and 82nd Legislative Session
"We began this school year by addressing barriers that can block a student’s path to a successful future… There is no doubt that the impact of the state’s $27 billion budget shortfall is the biggest roadblock that public schools have ever faced. LISD is fortunate to have so many supporters who are committed to tearing down this barrier and to doing what’s best for students."
- Bret Champion, Ed.D.
Approved 2011-2012 Budget
Administration's Recommended 2011-2012 Budget Reductions
Comments from Community and Staff Input Workshops
The impending state-imposed budget reductions facing Leander ISD are unprecedented. With Texas facing a $27 billion budget shortfall, lawmakers have guaranteed school leaders across the state that “education will take its share of the cuts.” In order for LISD to operate as it always has, the district would need an operating budget of $244 million next year. However, the likely scenario is that LISD’s operating budget will be between $216 million - $226 million, with estimated cuts ranging from $18 to $28 million. Unless schools get help from the 2011 Legislature, LISD can’t earn more revenue without raising taxes.
LISD is fortunate to have more than 10,000 active parent volunteers giving of their time and energy to encourage learning in our schools. At this critical time, their participation is needed more than ever. It is not too late for parents to make their voices heard to support public education.
Here’s what you can do:
Leander ISD Videos and Publications
|School Finance - Plain and Simple|
|Budget Development 2011-12 (Feedback Workshops)|
|School Finance 101 Presentation|
|LISD Guiding Documents|
|Breakdown of the Educational Dollar|
|LISD Facts and Figures|
|Legislature Contact Information|
News Articles and Resources
|Waggoner: Hold Texas schools accountable, but make them a reflection of our communities and values|
|Texas Legislature Online|
|Texas State Comptroller's Biennial Review Estimate|
|Texas PTA - Under the Dome|
|Texas Association of School Administrators|
|Texas Association of School Boards|
|Legislative Budget Board - House and Senate Budget Estimates|
|Make Education a Priority|
|Bill Filed to Access State's Rainy Day Fund|