• Alief ISD takes transparency seriously. The Accounting Department is responsible for preparing financial reports that promote financial transparency and accountability.

Financial Summary

  • The following summary data is from the Governmental Fund Statements in the District's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended August 31, 2022.  Governmental Funds include the District's primary operating fund, i.e. General Fund, Special Revenue Fund for various grants, Debt Service Fund for the payment of interest and principal on all bonds, and Capital Projects Fund to account for the expenditures of bond proceeds.

Financial Summary

Revenue Per Student

Revenue Per Student

Expenditures Per Student

Expenditures Per Student

Tax Rate Trend

Tax Rate Trend

Full-Time Equivalent Employees

Full-Time Equivalent Employees

Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (ACFR)

  • The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) consists of management’s representations concerning the finances of the District. The annual financial statements, presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, have been audited by licensed certified public accountants.

    Alief ISD has received the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 20-21 fiscal year. Alief is one of 210 districts in the U.S. and one of 23 districts in Texas who have received this award for 25 years or more.

    The award is given once a team of reviewers finds that the applicant's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) has met or exceeded the criteria on the certificate of excellence checklist for high quality, transparency, and fiscal integrity.

    Alief ISD also participates in the Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial program.  Alief ISD has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the past 33 years.  

Links to Financial Reports

Graphic depicting two Transparency Star awards from the comptroller's office for traditional finances and debt obligation

Budget Information

  • The budget reflects the allocation of revenues and expenditures to support the educational programs and services.  Each school district in Texas is required by law to prepare annually a budget for the General Fund, the Debt Service Fund and the Food Service Program.  The following budget documents are the original budgets adopted by the Board of Trustees.  The Accounting Department performs budget reviews during the year in which budget requirements are re-evaluated and revisions are recommended to the Board.  Therefore, the budget amendments are not included in the original budget documents.

    Alief ISD is one of 39 school districts in the United States and one of six districts in Texas that has participated in the Association of School Business Officials' Meritorious Budget Award program and received this award for 15 years or more. Due to COVID-19, Alief did not submit a budget for the 2020-21 or 2021-22 years. 


Budget Documents

Monthly Accounts Payable Check Registers

  • In an effort to be transparent and accountable to the public, the District posts monthly check registers showing payments by check number, date, payee, amount, and type of expenditures. In addition, the District also summarizes electronic payments by category.

Monthly Financial Activity Reports

  • The financial activity reports are presented to the Alief Board of Trustees by governmental fund type at each regularly monthly Board meeting.  These statements are unaudited.  The reports for the month of August are not posted due to the annual year-end closing procedures and audit.  Questions pertaining to the information in these reports should be directed to Anne Faichtinger, Chief Operating Officer.

Investment Reports

Accountability Reports

  • The state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices.  Alief ISD has received the highest rating under the School FIRST rating system each year since the system was implemented.

Debt Obligation

  • The Business and Support Services Department is responsible for preparing financial reports and debt information that promote transparency and accountability. 

    Click on the link below to access Alief ISD's debt information.

Links and Other Information

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