Carroll ISD Needs Your Help

The 88th legislative regular session in Texas is complete. Unfortunately, reform to school finance was not accomplished by the Texas Legislature. A special session is still needed to resolve these school funding shortages.


  • CISD is still ranked fourth from the bottom in state funding due to the insufficient state school funding formula,

  • CISD is still subject to losing $34 million via the Robin Hood scheme of “recapture,”

  • And there has been NO CHANGE to the basic allotment despite 40 year record inflation.

Ask Governor Abbott below to call a second special session with a priority to address education funding.


  • "A" rating from TEA with a score of 98
  • 8-time UIL Lone Star Cup winners
  • Record number of National Merit Scholars
  • Numerous championship teams and squads
  • Robotics teams and other high-level extracurricular student activities
  • Excellent students, teachers, and community

HOWEVER — we’ve been accomplishing this despite challenging financial circumstances

  • 82% of CISD revenue is determined by a state funding formula, which makes the district the 4th LOWEST state-funded in Texas
  • A Robin-Hood-style scheme of “recapture” has been diverting over a third of our funding to other districts
  • Our funding has also not kept pace with record inflation and increased costs while our state funding remains flat through an insufficient formula
  • The state just spent a $33 Billion surplus - which they should use to resolve school funding shortfalls


Take Action Now!

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Stand Up For CISD

Contact the governor today

This letter will be sent on your behalf, asking our leaders to TAKE ACTION:

To the Honorable Governor Abbott,

As a community member in Carroll ISD, I am concerned about the insufficient state funding formula that has not been changed in four years, despite 40 year record inflation. Our high-performing district is at risk of cutting award-winning programs and student opportunities due to a shortfall in funding, which leaves CISD ranked as the fourth-lowest district in Texas in state funding.

Additionally, we lose $34 million per year to recapture.

School districts in Texas need help and we are imploring you to call a second special session to address education funding. When you do so, we hope you will consider the following needs when directing the special session:

  • Basic allotment increase of $893 per student

  • Reform recapture to allow a 10% discount on pre-payment for districts who pay early - effective immediately

Without meaningful change, CISD cannot maintain current operations.

We appreciate your support for Texas schools and teachers and we thank you for your leadership in the great state of Texas.


[your name]

CC: Senators Parker and Hancock and Representative Capriglioni

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You may reach your representatives at the following: 

Senator Hancock: 
(If in the city of Grapevine) Senator Tan Parker: 
Representative Capriglione: 

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Programs within our top-performing school district are at risk due to a shortfall in state funding. 

We are facing a challenging financial situation due to circumstances out of our control such as an insufficient state funding formula, record inflation, a recession, and a "recapture" scheme that diverts CISD funds to other districts. There are SOLUTIONS - but we need your help!