Budget Updates

  • Keller ISD is in the process of preparing its 2024-25 Budget, and the Texas Legislature's failure to increase the basic per-student funding allotment over the past five years, coupled with increases in inflation and the cost of doing business have put the District in a position where it faces a budget shortfall of more than $27 million. 

    As District Administrators and the Board of Trustees consider efficiencies and programmatic changes that need to take place to address this shortfall, KISD employees, families, and citizens can find valuable updates and educational resources on this page as we strive to keep our community informed throughout this process. 

    Update 1/5/23: Our www.SaveKellerISD.net link has been updated. Please take just a few minutes and input your contact information to send an email to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to call a fifth special session. The Texas Legislature only meets every two years, so without a special session, there can be no increase to the basic school funding allotment and Texas school districts will be looking at going more than six years without an increase in the basic allotment. 

     

  • Educational Videos

    View a video from the playlist below to learn more about Texas public school finance and factors that are influincing Keller ISD's current budget issues. 

  • Regular Board Meeting | Jan. 25, 2024
    At the Board of Trustees' January 25, 2024, Regular Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Tracy Johnson and KISD administrators shared plans to present a balancd budget to the Board through $27 milion in savings.  

     

  • Board Budget Workshop | Jan. 11, 2024
    Keller ISD's Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on January 11, 2024, to discuss the budget outlook for 2024-25, why the District finds itself in a $27 million deficit, and how it is planning to address these challenges. 

     

  • Community Budget Education Seminar 201
    Superintendent Dr. Tracy Johnson and Chief Operations Officer John Allison hosted a Community Budget Education Seminar 201 on January 4, 2024, to share more details about forces influencing KISD's current budget situation and the lens through which the District is planning to address these challenges. 

     

  • Community Budget Education Seminar
    Chief Operations Officer John Allison hosted a Community Budget Education Seminar on November 28, 2023, to provide the public with information about how school financing operates in Keller ISD, and how those systems and the Texas Legislature's failure to increase the basic per-student funding allotment has led to budget challenges for KISD. 

     

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much of a deficit is KISD facing for the 2024-25 school year?

  • How is Keller ISD funded?

  • Why is KISD facing a budget crisis?

  • What has the District done already to ease these challenges in the 2023-2024 budget?