The budget reflects the allocation of revenues and expenditures to support the programs and services.

Districts in Texas are required by law to prepare annually a budget for the General Fund, the Debt Service Fund, and the Food Service Program.  HCDE does not have a food service program. HCDE has a General Fund, Debt Service Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Capital Projects Fund, Internal Service Fund and Enterprise Fund. The following budget documents are the original budgets adopted by the Board of Trustees. The Business Office performs budget reviews during the year in which budget requirements are reevaluated and revisions are recommended to the Board. Budget amendments are presented each month for board approval.

HCDE has participated in the Association of School Business Officials' Meritorious Budget Award for the last 7 years in a row. 

HCDE also participates in the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program. HCDE has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the past 7 years.