The SFAT members will work collaboratively and cooperatively with the Superintendent and the superintendent’s administrative designees and resource personnel for the three-fold purpose, as follows:
Develop a cadre of parents and community members who are informed about Spring Branch ISD’s historical, current and future financial position, that may include, but not be limited to, the areas noted below:
SBISD financials and historical perspectives
The State funding model for public education, generally, and Recapture, specifically
SBISD revenue sources, limitations and opportunities - Legislative impacts
Develop team members as key communicators to increase community awareness and understanding of SBISD’s financial picture resulting from the State funding model for public education.
Develop team members’ capacity and willingness to serve as advocates for SBISD regarding the public-school funding model in general, and recapture (Revenue in Excess of Entitlement), specifically, during the upcoming 88th Texas Legislative Session.
Members are expected to attend school-finance-focused community meetings in early 2023 and to advocate on behalf of Spring Branch ISD in January-May 2023 before and during the 88th Legislative Session.
Members also are expected to serve as key communicators to expand awareness of the implications of the State school-finance model on SBISD to increase community action on behalf of the district.
The SFAT will focus on educating and engaging its members as described in the three-fold purpose statement above and is not charged with making specific budget recommendations.
Additional areas of focus from which the SFAT should refrain include recommendations regarding boundaries of district facilities, closure of district facilities, instructional arrangements and/or educational pedagogy and district policy.
Due to the Boil Water Notice issued by the City of Houston late this evening, all SBISD schools will be closed Monday, November 28, 2022. We will closely monitor the situation and provide additional updates tomorrow.
Campus-based instructional and CNS staff and teachers should not report to work. Administrators, central office and operations staff should report to work. Employee childcare will be closed. Please reach out to your supervisor if you have an extenuating circumstance.
The SBISD November Regular Board Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, November 28, will be held as planned.