Legislative Priorities for 2013
The FWISD believes that strong public schools are the best way to ensure that each citizen is prepared to participate in and contribute to society. >> Read more
Fort Worth ISD Finance – Plain and Simple
In this very short video we’ve attempted to explain how we got here -- and why. Please share this link with your family and friends. The more we know, the better prepared we are to meet the challenges ahead.
Many thanks to Arlington ISD and Keller ISD for the original idea to use this way of simplifying a complex issue.
Make Education a Priority
The FWISD, like many other school districts in Texas, has been wrestling with a legislative mandate that froze revenue at 2005 levels. At the same time, the District has had to reduce fund reserves in order to deal with ever-increasing overhead expenses.
“Expenditures are exceeding revenues and we can go on for a ways because we have a fund balance,” said Chief Financial Officer Hank Johnson. “But without new revenue sources, we won’t last long.”