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Tyler ISD Facts

Tyler ISD Spending – Local, State & Federal Taxes

Total actual disbursements for FY 2010-2011 (all funds) $167,514,586

Total actual disbursements for FY 2011-2012 (all funds) $214,924,359

Total Budgeted Funds for 2012-2013: $195,067,363

Sources: TEA website and Tyler ISD budget posted online


Bonded indebtedness

This May, Tyler ISD voters are being asked to vote on a school bond proposition, which, if passed, will increase our current outstanding school district debt from $231.5 million to $485.6 million. The bond package is $160.5 million and the financing cost (interest) is an additional $93.6 million for a total cost of $254.1 million for this bond package.  Source: Tyler ISD bond financing documents 

Academic Results

Summed up, the Tyler ISD District exhibits a high rate of spending per student with mediocre results. 

  • Did you know that over the last five years, out of 25 schools, 19 have declined in state rankings and 6 have improved.
  • In a majority of our new elementary schools, academic results have either remained “acceptable” or have declined from “recognized” to merely “acceptable.” 

Source: Comptroller’s FAST report

Did you know TISD was below both the state & Region 7 in college readiness for the 2011-2012 academic year? In fact, at least since 2004, TISD has always been several points below both state & region in college readiness in both Math & English Language arts. [Source:  Texas Education Agency website] Both high schools are rated academically unacceptable.