Who is HCDE?
Harris County Department of Education is a county school district and a local government subject to Chapter 11. 301 and former Chapters 17 & 18 of the Education Code. For the Transparency Star Program, HCDE is a Special Purpose District. Our fiscal year begins on September 1 to August 31 and the most current audited fiscal data year available is FY ending 8-31-2020.
Harris County Department of Education ("HCDE") has a commitment to demonstrating community stewardship through fiscal responsibility and transparency while positively impacting our community through education and service. Our business model is about implementing systems and efficiency of models & transparent operations, addressing educational blind spots with purposeful intent and forward thinking.
At HCDE, we believe that all stakeholders should have access to information to make informed decisions about the sustainability and resiliency of the Department. The Department is committed to providing transparent, open and user-friendly data in an understandable format. As part of this process, HCDE Business Office has created this website to provide direct access to some of most important documents and key indicators.
HCDE continues to improve transparency. We added a briefing to the public in the front of the financial statements which provide an overview of the financial status. See a sample at the following link: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=S01akUK. We have also created benchmarks for key financial indicators in the monthly financial statements. See a sample here.
Included in this page are links to HCDE’s Annual Budgets, Tax Rates, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, Popular Annual Financial Reports ("PAFR"), Annual Management Financial Reports ("AFMR") and First Indicators, Check Registers, Continuing Disclosure Information, Monthly Interim Financial Statements, Investment Reports, Staffing for the last five years, Revenues and Expenditures for the last five years, Debt per capita for the last five years, and other financial information.