School Taxes

What makes up the school district’s tax rate?
Two tax rates are combined to make up the school tax rate. The Maintenance and Operations (M&O) rate, currently $1.04, is used to fund the day-to-day operations of the district like payroll costs, utilities, and maintenance of schools and facilities; the M&O fund is often referred to as the general fund.

Second, the Interest and Sinking (I&S) rate, currently $.39, can only be used to make payments on district bonds that fund construction and other specific items like technology and buses, much like the mortgage on a home. The I&S rate is often referred to as the debt service fund.

The two rates combined make up the current Klein ISD tax rate of $1.43.

Flow table that displays the combined Klein ISD tax rate of $1.43.
What comprises the Klein ISD Maintenance and Operations (M&O) budget?
A school district M&O budget is comprised mostly of personnel. The chart below shows the percentage for the Klein ISD M&O budget.
A pie chart displaying how the Maintenance and Operations budget is allocated.
How long has the M&O tax rate been $1.04?
The M&O tax rate has been at $1.04 since 2006.

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