Schools in Texas are funded by three major sources.

  • Local Property Tax – Property taxes are a major source of funding for your schools. Your school district levies a tax on local properties to fund neighborhood public schools.
  • State Funds – State funds are another major source of support for most public school districts in Texas. These funds come from a variety of sources, including sales, gasoline and franchise taxes.
  • Federal Funds – Compared to state and local funds, very little support actually comes from the federal budget but these funds help support programs like free and reduced-price lunches, technology, bilingual education, and special education.