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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Texas

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The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is one of the public school districts in Texas (Sunshine Review). It is based in Houston, Texas.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Texas school district websites

This evaluation was last updated on: an unknown date.

The good

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 14 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
    • Meeting video or podcasts are available, and can me found after clicking on the agenda page for each year.[1] These videos qualify for the meeting minute criteria for Sunshine Review.
  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 5 years.[2]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the Legal Services office. This office provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
    • A public records form is provided by Legal Services.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.[3]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2008 are available.[4].
  • Academic
    • Academic performance reports for the school are posted online.[5].
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.[6]
  • Employment opportunities and the hiring process are highlighted.[7]
  • Employee pay scale is posted. [8]
  • Background checks
    • The criminal background check policy and teacher certification requirements are posted online.[9]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[10]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • The school notes which local taxes provide funding for the school.[11][12]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes/highlights are not archived for at least 3 years.[13]
  • Elected Officials
    • Board of Trustees are listed, but direct contact information is not available.[14] The email posted is generic for the board. Sunshine Review requires personalized email addresses for elected officials.

Superintendent Salary

According to records received through Texas Education Agency, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD has the eighth highest paid school superintendent in the state. David Anthony earned a base pay of $292,736 in 2010/11.[15]


Main article: Texas government sector lobbying

The school district belongs to the Texas School Alliance and the Texas Association of School Administrators, both government sector lobbying associations.[16] [17] [18]

See also

External links


  1. Meetings
  2. Budget
  3. Public Information
  4. Audits
  5. Accountability reports
  6. Administration
  7. Employment
  8. Pay scale
  9. Background checks
  10. Bids
  11. Tax Information
  12. Budget
  13. Meetings
  14. Board of Trustees
  15. 2010-2011 Texas Superintendent Salaries
  16. Texas School Alliance, 2007-2008 Directory
  17. TASA Executive Committee
  18. TASA Legislative Committee