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Budget

Does CCISD hide the budget process as much as possible?

One of the items on last night’s CCISD Board of Trustees agenda was “Consider Scheduling a Public Hearing to Discuss 2019-2020 Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.” The good news is, the agenda item clearly states when the hearing is. Mark your calendars and hire your sitters now, folks: the Board of Trustees will schedule a […]

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Does CCISD even try to control spending?

Clear Creek ISD has a spending problem. Much like a drunken sailor on shore leave, CCISD finds a way to spend as much as possible. Or maybe it’s more like a college freshman given Daddy’s Platinum card for “incidentals.” Either way, CCISD doesn’t seem to care about what it spends. Let’s take Agenda Item #17 […]

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Transparent like a fog: Where are CCISD’s check registers?

One thing we noticed when we were trying to figure out how much Clear Creek ISD spent on the Cambrian Group‘s strategic plan full of pie-in-the-sky dreams is that the CCISD check registers available on the website end in August 2016. That’s nearly three years of spending that CCISD isn’t showing us. What are they […]

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Will schools actually benefit from the 2017 Bond?

Sources tell us that, despite a $367 million Clear Creek ISD bond passed in 2013, several schools at the end of the schedule didn’t get the promised upgrades. Sure, CCISD claims all projects were completed. But if that’s the case, why did Armand Bayou Elementary, Hall Elementary, Landolt Elementary, and League City Elementary wind up […]

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Where is CCISD’s IT budget?

For the fiscal year ending August 31, 2018, CCISD had total revenues of approximately $460 million, give or take a few million, according to its Annual Financial Report. We don’t know how much CCISD’s overall information technology (IT) budget is because CCISD does not break this down in its annual financial report. It could literally […]

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