Financial Transparency

Welcome to Marlin Independent School District’s (MISD) Financial Transparency Page. The Business & Finance Department is responsible for the management of the District’s financial resources in a fiscally responsible and transparent manner.

Marlin ISD is committed to financial transparency. We embrace the values of accountability and transparency and view them as important tenets of ethical leadership, as well as legal compliance. We believe an open government is an accountable government. Therefore, our  goal is to provide clear, consistent pictures of spending by sharing this information in a user-friendly format that helps taxpayers better understand how their tax dollars are spent.

This page is designed to provide our taxpayers with clear and relevant financial information. This site is continually evolving as new information and reports become available. 

Budget Documents

The annual budget reflects the allocation of revenues and expenditures to support the District’s educational programs and services. Each school district in Texas is required by law to prepare an annual budget for the General Fund, the Debt Service Fund, and the Food Services Fund.  The following budget documents include the original budgets adopted by the Board of Trustees, budget summary reports that provides comparison data for the proposed budget to the current budget, budget amendments that are presented to and approved by the Board of Trustees when budget revisions are necessary, and the annual budget books. As part of the District’s efforts to increase the level of transparency and engagement in the budgeting process, we are committed to providing essential financial information and data on the District’s revenues, expenditures, tax rates, cost drives and comparative data with other school districts.

Adopted Budgets:
2020-2021 Adopted Budget
2019-2020 Adopted Budget
2018-2019 Adopted Budget
2017-2018 Adopted Budget


Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas


The state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.

FIRST Reports:
2019-2020 FIRST Report
2018-2019 FIRST Report
2017-2018 FIRST Report
2016-2017 FIRST Report
2015-2016 FIRST Report

Annual Financial Reports

Each year, charter schools, education service centers, and school districts must have their annual financial and compliance report audited by an independent auditor. The resulting annual financial and compliance report must then be submitted to TEA for review.

Marlin ISD Audit Reports: 

2018-2019 Financial Audit Report
2017-2018 Financial Audit Report
Contact Us:

Regular Hours:

Monday through Friday
8 AM to 4:30 PM

Contact Information: 

Gabriella Lopez
Accounts Payable Clerk
glopez@marlinisd.org
(254) 252-4214

Patricia Lewis
Business Manager
(254) 252-4214

Lawrence M. Galloway, M.B.A.
Chief Academic Officer
lgalloway@marlinisd.org
(254) 252-4214 x6022
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