How one Texas school district is using plastic purchases to garner rebates and do more for their students.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group gives Texas an “A” grade and ranked our state as the leader in fiscal transparency for the second consecutive year. In the Following the Money 2012 report, Texas earned 98 out of a possible 100 points and scoring higher than the six other states receiving the top grade.
Cy-Fair ISD doesn’t reinvent the school every time it builds a campus. Prototype designs saved money and time as 33 campuses were added in a decade.
The City of Austin has figured out doing business with the state can mean saving money, so city officials are leveraging the state’s buying power to cut the cost of street signs and road safety equipment.
In six years, Blanket ISD’s budget has fallen by more than 26 percent. Superintendent Kevy Allred says financial efficiency is key to letting Blanket’s families and taxpayers retain autonomy in rural Brown County community, located 100 miles northwest of San Angelo.
Saving $346,000 every year is the sort of news anyone should love to hear. The City of Midland did it — by leasing land to a hay farmer.