Energy Contribution To Texas Public School Property Taxes
Source: Comptroller of Public Accounts and Texas Natural Gas Foundation
Sixty percent of public school funding in Texas comes from local property taxes. In nearly 80 percent of Texas school districts, those local taxes on oil and gas fields, pipelines and gathering plants total nearly $1.3 billion and fund the equivalent of at least one teacher in each district. In nearly a quarter of our school districts, one out of five local dollars comes from the energy industry. Click on map to find how much revenue energy contributes to your school district.