The budgeting process is comprised of three major phases: planning, preparation and evaluation. Sections 44.002 through 44.006 of the Texas Education Code establish the legal basis for budget development in school districts.
The District operates on a fiscal year beginning September 1 and ending August 31. The Board of Trustees meet regularly so the budget may effectively express and implement the needs of CISD students.
CISD operates a local budget of $44,893,144.00.