CONROE, TX — The Conroe ISD Board of Directors approved the proposed 2022-2023 budget and tax rate at their August meeting. Key objectives of the proposed budget include meeting needs for the 2022-23 school year, providing a competitive compensation plan, and continued support to maintain a safe environment for students and staff. Of the approved budget of $619,827,991, over 89% is for employee salaries as Conroe ISD is the largest employer in Montgomery County with over 8,700 employees. Including locums, there are over 10,000 employees in the district.
Chief Financial Officer Darrin Rice also provided information on the now-approved tax rate of $1.1146, which is 6.14 cents lower than the 2021-2022 tax rate of $1.1760, a drop of more of 16 cents over the past four years and Conroe ISD’s lowest rate since 1988. With the new rate, Conroe ISD continues to have the lowest tax rate compared to surrounding districts that are similar in size , performance and demographics and the second lowest tax rate in the greater Houston area.
For the third year in a row, Conroe ISD has been named by Education Resource Group as the 2nd highest rated district among the state’s 200 largest districts for academic and financial performance. Conroe ISD has also received Texas’ Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Highest Honor for Transparency for 10 consecutive years and is one of two districts in Texas to receive five stars each year for 12 years from TxSmartSchools for high academic achievement while maintaining costs. efficient operations.
To view the budget presentation, please visit the Conroe ISD YouTube channel. For more information on the district, please visit www.conroeisd.net.