School Funding

  • Should the TRE pass, what would the pay raise be for teachers and staff?

  • What is Katy ISD's current General Operating Fund (GOF) budget?

  • What percent of the budget goes toward staff pay?

  • I have heard that Katy ISD is heavy at the top with administration. Is this true?

  • Approximately how much is needed for a 1% raise for all teachers and staff?

  • If property values have been increasing over the last few years, why is teacher and staff pay not also increasing?

  • What is our current property value growth, and what is the trigger number for the state mandated 4.7 cent reduction?

  • How are Texas school districts funded?

  • What is the M&O Tax Rate for?

  • What is the I&S Tax Rate for?

  • How is teacher and staff pay funded?

  • What is the breakdown of local funding versus state funding for Katy ISD?

  • Why doesn’t the state pay a greater share of school funding?

  • Can the District use federal ESSER dollars to help pay teacher salaries?

  • Why did the Board have to officially call for a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (TRE)?