Board of Trustees Adopts Balanced Budget for 2023-24 School Year

June 23, 2023 - With a focus on six key priorities including academic success and college, career and military readiness along with student safety and support, the Comal ISD Board of Trustees approved a $305 million general fund budget on Thursday evening during its regular monthly meeting.

“This year’s budget reflects our commitment to fiscal responsibility as we continue to face rapid growth and ensure the academic success of every student,” says Comal ISD Board President Russ Garner. “This budget will allow us to achieve our mission of providing opportunities for all by working together as a community and focusing on students’ current and future needs.”

The new budget also reflects the district’s growth and includes the cost associated with that growth, including the expansion of the pre-kindergarten program and the addition of two elementary schools which will open this fall – Farias-Spitzer Elementary and Comal Creek Elementary.

Additionally, the budget is aligned with the district’s five-year strategic plan and supports its six key priorities.

  • Academic success and instruction
  • College, career and military readiness (CCMR)
  • Student safety and support
  • Employee recruitment and retention
  • Parent and community engagement
  • Facilities growth and planning
Comal ISD’s budget is built on a Maintenance and Operations tax rate of $1.23. The Board will adopt the 2023-24 tax rate in September.