Financial Transparency

  • In 2016, HCDE was awarded the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum Award for Financial Transparency. Since that time the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has initiated a greater level of accountability, and are recognizing local governments for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts.

    The Texas Transparency Stars program is the next level of transparency accountability. The program recognizes government entities that provide clear and meaningful financial information through the posting of financial documents as well as summaries, visualizations, downloadable data and other relevant information in the following specified areas.

Special Purpose District: Harris County Department of Education

  • Most recent audited financial statement:  9/1/2019 to 8/31/2020 

    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. The program recognizes government entities that accomplish the following:

    • Open their books not only in their traditional finances, but also in the areas of contracts and procurement, economic development, public pensions and debt obligations; and
    • Provide clear and meaningful financial information not only by posting financial documents, but also through summaries, visualizations, downloadable data and other relevant information.

    Harris County Department of Education was awarded three stars by the Comptroller's Office.

    HCDE Transparency Stars Traditional Finances Summary

     

    HCDE continues to improve transparency. Our fiscal year is September 1 through August 31. We have also created a number of public information sections on our website that include the following:

HCDE Contacts

  • Dr. Jesus J. Amezcua, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
    jamezcua@hcde-texas.org
    713-696-1371 


    Stephanie Barnett, Chief Accounting Officer 
    sbarnett@hcde-texas.org
    713-696-8239