Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd. Houston, TX 77022-5618

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.

    

HCDE Contacts

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

Rosa M. Torres, RTSBA, Chief Accounting Officer, rmtorres@hcde-texas.org 713-696-8249 

Governing Body:

HCDE Board of Trustees

Name Title                                      Email
Louis D. Evans III, President Position 4, Precinct 3  levans@hcde-texas.org
Eric Dick, Vice President Position 2, Precinct 4  edick@hcde-texas.org
Erica Lee Carter Position 6, Precinct 1  elee@hcde-texas.org
Dr. George Moore Position 1, Precinct 2  gmoore@hcde-texas.org
Don Sumners  Position 7, At-Large  dsumners@hcde-texas.org
Diane Trautman, Ed.D.  Position 3, At-Large  dtrautman@hcde-texas.org
Mike Wolfe  Position 5, At-Large  mwolfe@hcde-texas.org

 

COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS (CAFR)

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) consists of management’s representations concerning the finances of the Department. The annual financial statements, presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, have been audited by licensed certified public accountants. 

HCDE has received the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 14-15 fiscal year. 

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POPULAR ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS (PAFR)

HCDE has received the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 14-15 fiscal year. HCDE has received this award for the last nine years. The award is given once a team of reviewers finds that the applicant's Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) has met or exceeded the criteria on the certificate of excellence checklist for high quality, transparency, and fiscal integrity. 

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ANNUAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REPORTS (AFMR)

HCDE is a county independent school district # 101-000, but it does not receive a financial or academic rating. HCDE believes in transparency, and it adheres to 12 of the selected indicators as applied to a local government. In FY 15-16, HDCE met all 12 applicable indicators. Annual reports are prepared and submitted to the Board during the annual required public hearing in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code.

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Historical Revenue And Expenditures Per Capita

[Information includes budget calendar, budget reports, and other analytical data.] Fiscal Year begins Sept 1 and ends Aug 31 

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MONTHLY ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CHECK REGISTERS

In an effort to be transparent and accountable to the public, HCDE has posts its monthly check registers showing payments by check number, date, payee, amount, and type of expenditures. In addition, HCDE also summarizes electronic payments by category.

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MONTHLY INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORTS

The monthly interim financial reports are presented to the HCDE Board of Trustees by governmental fund type at each regularly monthly Board meeting.  These statements are unaudited.  The reports for the month of August are estimated until the annual year-end closing procedures and audit ae completed and presented within 120 days in accordance with local policy.

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INVESTMENT REPORTS

Annual Investment Reports provide information and analysis on the Department's investments in accordance with the Texas Public Funds Investment Act as codified under the Texas Govt. Code Chapter 2256. Monthly investment reports are prepare and presented to the Board of Trustees.  

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Tax Rate

Information includes tax calendar, notice of tax   hearings, Effective Tax Rate and Rollback Rate     calculations, and other misc. tax rate data.Tax Rate is adopted in September or October after receipt of property values from the Harris County Appraisal District. 

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Contracts and Procurement

HCDE Procurement Transparency

Financial Operations Guidelines are up-to-date information on guidelines, forms and procedures for processing financial information from HCDE divisions and Business Services employees. The guidelines are reviewed and updated annually and is available in-house electronically. It is unaudited, but an invaluable source of internal control and accountability information for use by the external independent auditor. It includes updates of all functions in the business office including purchasing, accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, investments and debt.

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Procurement and Awards

       

Spending patterns on
procurement activities

  Current Posted Bids
and Proposals
  Awarded Bids
and Proposals
  Closed Bids
and Proposals
 

 

Vendor Packet and Glossary

HCDE requires a vendor packet of all vendors.

The Annual Budget includes a glossary of forms to be used by all budget managers.

 

Check Registers

Check registers are presented to the Board of Trustees each month and are posted on the web. Click to view the check registers.

 

Applicable Statutes for HCDE Procurement

 

Economic Development Data

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Public Pensions Data

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