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Financial Transparency

The Klein Independent School District strives to meet a high standard of online financial transparency by opening our books to the public. Our goal is to provide clear, consistent pictures of spending by sharing information in a user-friendly format that helps taxpayers better understand how their tax dollars are spent.

Awards & Recognitions

ASBO Certificate of Excellence Logo

For 50 years, the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) has honored school districts for their high-quality Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).

Klein ISD has received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). This is the 20th consecutive year Klein ISD has submitted the district's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) to ASBO, and the 20th consecutive year Klein ISD has received this award.

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GFOA Certificate of Achievement Logo

GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (COA) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare annual comprehensive financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.

Klein ISD has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for our Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the 27th consecutive year.

CERTIFICATE

Meritorious Budget Award Logo

School districts that apply for the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) or the Pathway to the MBA understand the importance of presenting an accessible and accurate budget to build trust and clearly communicate with stakeholders.

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Klein ISD the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in the preparation and issuance of the 2022-23 school district annual budget.  This is the 18th consecutive year Klein ISD has received this award.

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Purchasing Award of Merit Logo

The Award of Merit was established in 2009 to recognize Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Klein ISD Purchasing Department has received the Award of Merit through the Texas Association of School Business Officials.

Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas Logo

The state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve these practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.

Klein Independent School District received a rating of “A=Superior” under Texas’ Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system based upon an analysis of staff, student, budgetary and actual financial data reported for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. The Superior rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Klein ISD’s financial management and reporting system.

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