The Texas Transparency Stars program is the next level of transparency accountability. The program recognizes government entities that provide clear and meaningful financial information through the posting  of financial documents as well as summaries, visualizations, downloadable data and other relevant information in the following specified areas.

  • Traditional Finances

  • Contracts and Procurement

  • Economic Development

  • Public Pensions

  • Debt Obligations

For additional information, please visit the Texas Comptroller's website.

Marathon ISD strives to continuously improve the level of financial transparency provided to our community and taxpayers. Our goal is to provide financial information in a format that is accessible and easily understandable to make informed decisions about the financial stability of the District.  The development of this website is one step closer or meeting our goal.

We believe this commitment is crucial in maintaining the public trust through good stewardship of public and taxpayer's dollars.  

You may also contact the District for additional information that may not be available on our website.  Listed below are links to Board and Legal Policies, as well as the Public Information Request Form.

Marathon ISD Receives a "Superior Rating"  with a letter grade of "A" in TEA's Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST)

The district received a score of 96 out of 100. 

School 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 proved the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.

Superintendent's Contract

Adopted Tax Rates and Property Values

The Marathon Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a 2020 Maintenance and Operations Tax Rate (M&O Rate) of $1.0516 per $100 valuation.  The tax rate adopted is a lower tax rate than the 2019 Maintenance and Operations Tax Rate of $1.0683 per 100 valuation adopted last year. 

Please Note:  The 2020 tax rate adopted exceeds the no-new revenue (previously called the effective tax rate) M&O rate of $1.00066 per $100 valuation.

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY  BE RAISED BY 5.094 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $50.94

Local Government Debt Reporting

Local Government Code, Section 140.008

Gross Salary Report

Statement of Revenues, Expenditures &

Changes in Fund Balances