2021-2022 Coppell ISD Budget Hub


      • Coppell ISD is committed to transparency and strives to provide our taxpayers with clear and relevant financial information. This site is continually evolving to include additional reports, visuals and pertinent information.

        On August 24, 2020, the CISD Board of Trustees approved the district’s 2020-2021 budget with a $7 million deficit. Details on this budget are available at www.coppellisd.com/budget.  Previous CISD budgets with deficits have been around $2 to $3 million, which typically is made up over the year due to not having 100 percent full-time employment at all times and departments not spending all of their allocated budgets. CISD has used our fund balance to cover budget deficits over the past few years. However, the district cannot continue to run with a budget shortfall of this size. CISD is embarking on a two-year process to reduce our deficit level.

        • Factors contributing to the current adopted budget deficit include 
          • Declining growth of revenue for CISD due to House Bill 3
          • Slowing growth of enrollment
          • Implementation of Full Day PreK with only 50% funding from the state (unfunded mandate) 
          • Increased compensation for teachers, veteran teachers, staff (also requirement of HB 3)
          • Increase in additional full-time employees
          • Opening of CHS9 (FY2019) and Canyon Ranch (FY2020) and the hiring of teachers and staff for these new campuses 
          • Transportation cost dramatically increased due to the dissolution of Dallas County Schools which forced many districts, CISD included, to source new transportation contracts. An increase in ridership is also a factor. Dallas County Schools collected tax revenue from a county-wide parcel tax and received a state-provided education allotment which allowed the cost of transportation services to be significantly less than commercial vendors.
          • Increased funding requirements for CTE from state 
          • Growth of Special Education enrollment and expenditures
          • Budgeted $500,000 for COVID-19 related expenses
          • Increase in safety costs with the City of Coppell no longer fully funding School Resources Officers and the CISD funding 100 percent the School Resource Deputies for our schools outside the City of Coppell 
          • The City of Coppell also only pays for 50 percent of the crossing guards used in Coppell 

        When passing the budget in August, CISD Trustees asked that the district begin the Budget Workshop processes earlier so conversations could begin to address the budget deficit. Therefore, throughout the next few months, CISD will seek input and feedback from our staff and families regarding solutions to the deficit.

        Give Input:
        Email  Email input@coppellisd.com

        Open Forum  Address Board of Trustees during Open Forum at Regular Board Meetings or Board Workshops


      • May 10, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop
      • April 12, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop
      • March 8, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop
      • February 25, 2021 - Regular Board Meeting
      • January 25, 2021 - Board Workshop
      • January 11, 2021 - Regular Board Meeting
      • December 7, 2020 - Board Workshop
      • November 18, 2020 - Lunch Bites: Budget 101

      Future Workshop Calendar

      • Open Forum is available for the public at Board Meetings and Board Workshops at the beginning of the meetings. Open Forum Information cards are available prior to each meeting.

        The 2021-2022 Budget/Tax Rate will be adopted by the Board of Trustees on August 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. during the Regular Board Meeting. Public Hearing on the 2021-2022 Budget/Tax Rate will be held at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2021.

        Calendar  Monday, January 25, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
        Calendar  Monday, March 8, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
        Calendar  Monday, April 12, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
        Calendar  Monday, May 10, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
        Calendar  Monday, June 7, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
        Calendar  Monday, August 2, 2021 - Board Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
        Calendar  Monday, August 23, 2021 - Budget/Tax Rate Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m.
        Calendar  Monday, August 23, 2021 - Regular Board Meeting to Adopt Budget/Tax Rate at 6:00 p.m.


      • Why is there a budget deficit?

      • Why did the Board adopt a deficit budget?

      • Why is CISD discussing cutting the budget now?

      • There were several proposed options discussed at the December 7 Board Workshop, have these already been decided? When will budget cuts be decided?

      • Is CISD laying off current employees?

      • Why is CISD discussing eliminating some positions?

      • Why is CISD discussing eliminating or cuts to programs and/or closing a school?

      • What about reducing costs to Administration?

      • Is the district discussing other budget solutions aside from cuts?

      • Why is there a budget deficit when the district has built new facilities, purchased new technology, security equipment, etc.?

      • What is the CISD budget planning process?

      • Didn’t House Bill 3 provide more funding for school districts?