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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

DEBT AT A GLANCE

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AUSTIN ISD

In 2018, Austin ISD had an enrollment of 81,650 and a debt per capita of $1,166. Below you will find informative data that shines light on the government’s debt levels and allows greater insight into its public finances. All datapoints are downloadable for further analysis.

For more information on the types of debt, please refer to our Debt Glossary.

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Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census, SAIPE School District Estimates and Texas Education Agency, Total Enrollment Counts in Student Program and Special Populations Reports

Transparency Stars


Austin ISD is a Transparency Stars recipient.

Awardees are recognized by the Comptroller for achieving continued excellence in their public financial transparency efforts. More information here.


OUTSTANDING GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT

General obligation (GO) debt is generated from issuing bonds secured by a local government’s ad valorem taxing power, which are issued following a bond election. This type of financing vehicle is typically best suited for major capital projects where the local government believes that it is important to allow the voters to have the opportunity to pass upon the project.

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Source: Texas Bond Review Board, ISD GO & Rev Debt Outstanding and Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

Notes: General obligation (GO) debt data is presented as the principal outstanding. For interest outstanding and total debt service outstanding, as well as revenue supported debt and lease purchase debt for each entity, please visit the Texas Open Data Portal.


OUTSTANDING GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT PER CAPITA

This graph shows the outstanding GO debt per capita for the past 10 years. In 2018, the GO debt amounted to around $1,166 per capita.

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Sources: Texas Bond Review Board, ISD GO & Rev Debt Outstanding, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties in Texas, and Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

Notes: General obligation (GO) debt data is presented as the principal outstanding. For interest outstanding and total debt service outstanding, as well as revenue supported debt and lease purchase debt for each entity, please visit the Texas Open Data Portal.


BONDS

Used to finance public projects such as roads, schools, airports and seaports, and infrastructure-related repairs, bonds are an important financial tool for local governments.

Authorized but unissued debt includes bond projects authorized by voted bond propositions, but tax bonds have not yet been issued.

A capital appreciation bond (CAB) is another debt instrument used to fund capital projects. Unlike conventional bonds, where principal and interest payments are made in installments, CABs require no payments of any kind until maturity.

Take a look at the Comptroller's Fiscal Note that further explains CABs as a finance option for local governments.

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PROPERTY TAX

Property taxes are the primary source of government revenue in Texas. Local governments can levy a property tax by adopting a tax rate on the value of the property.

Explore and compare property tax data.

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, School District Rates and Levies

Calendar Year 2019
(Per $100 Valuation):

$1.122


COMPARISONS

These graphs show how Austin ISD compares against the similar populated entities regarding total debt outstanding and debt outstanding per capita.

Sources: Texas Bond Review Board, ISD GO & Rev Debt Outstanding and U.S. Bureau of the Census, SAIPE School District Estimates


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Contact the entity directly to access their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

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