Mumford ISD, a small school district in Robertson County, saves money in innovative ways and maintains no long-term debt. Its minimal administration and cost-conscious policies are worth the consideration of school districts throughout Texas. Mumford’s minimal administration allows for proportionately more spending on teachers, lower overall costs, and the freedom of teachers to teach. Maintaining a surplus allows Mumford to have no debt and a large fund balance. A cost-conscious attitude has led to innovative solutions, like the superintendent serving as contractor, to save money for the district.
For the full report, visit: http://www.texaspolicy.com/center/local-governance/reports/mumford-model-better-school-districts-through-efficiency
To watch the CLG Original on Mumford:
For more content on local debt from the Center for Local Governance, check out their podcast, “Local Innovator.”