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Decatur Independent School District

STRONG ROOTS, POWERFUL WINGS

Business Department
 
The Decatur Independent School District is committed to supporting quality education for all students through responsible implementation of all financial operations, so that those we serve can achieve goals and objectives critical to their success.
 
The DISD Business Department is located at:
The Administration Building
307 S. Cates
Decatur, Texas 76234 
 
Kay Sparks
Name TitlePhone Number
Cindy Tatum, CPAChief Financial Officer, Deputy Superintendent940-393-7100
Sherrie GarnerPayroll 940-393-7112 
Kay Sparks PEIMS Coordinator 940-393-7159
Debbie Frie Accounts Payable 940-393-7113 
Sandy Nation   Benefits 940-393-7110 
Jane SkaggsAccounts Payable 940-393-7111 
 
 
FIRST REPORT
All Texas school districts are required to report the results of the state's financial accountability system, Financial Integrity Rating System  of Texas (FIRST).  The FIST ratings are based upon the evaluation of 16 criteria.  Through the evaluation, FIRST aims to improve the management of school districts' financial resources.   
 
Decatur ISD has consistently received the highest rating possible, "Superior Achievement".
 
 
2015-2016 Budget Information
FOR 2015-2016, THE DECATUR ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 27 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY ZERO DOLLARS ($0.00)
 
 
 
2014-2015 Budget Information

For 2014-2015,ON 8-27-2014 THE DECATUR ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVED A 2014 TAX RATE OF $1.29. THE ADOPTED TAX RATE FOR 2013 WAS $1.30.  THE ADOPTED RATE FOR 2014 WAS DOWN ONE CENT.

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 24% PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY ZERO DOLLARS.

Note: Legislative language appears to request the total tax rate be compared to the effective maintenance and operations rate.  The total tax rate includes the interest and sinking rate.  Hence the above calculation compares the total tax rate of $1.2900 to the effective maintenance and operations rate of $1.0405.  The proposed maintenance and operations rate is only $1.0400.  The I&S tax rate is $0.25.

 
 
Decatur ISD Annual Financial Audits
 
 
 
 
 
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