Budget Development

The budget development process is a six-month, intensive process involving campus and administrative staff, the Superintendent, the Board of Trustees, and members of the District and Campus Excellence Committees. The budget is aligned with the District’s LEAD 2.0 (Leading Excellence-Action Driven) strategic plan.

Federal, State, and Local guidelines govern the budget development process in GCISD. The Board must legally adopt General Operating, Debt Service and Child Nutrition budgets. The Texas Education Code establishes the legal basis for budget development in school districts. The Code requires that GCISD prepare a budget by June 19th each year because the fiscal year ends on June 30th.

The Code further requires that the Board President call a public meeting, giving 10 days public notice in a newspaper for the adoption of the budget. The officially adopted budgets must be filed with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) by the date prescribed annually by TEA.

GCISD will be providing updated information throughout the budget development process in order to educate our community on how local tax dollars are allocated.

Budget Development Process (Approved Budget Calendar) Budget Workshop Projection Report
December  Presentation (PDF) N/A
January  Presentation (PDF)  Report (PDF)
February  Presentation (PDF)  Report (PDF)
March  Presentation (PDF)  Report (PDF)
April  Presentation (PDF)  Report (PDF)
May  Presentation (PDF)  Report (PDF)
June Budget Hearing (PDF) Report (PDF)