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The Business Services Departments is responsible for the District’s accounting, budgeting, payroll, employee benefits, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and warehouse inventory functions.
The business office is located in the PISD Administration Building at 1007 E. Park Ave., Palestine, TX 75801.

Located at:

PISD Administration Building

1007 E. Park Ave. 

Palestine, TX 75801

Regular Office Hours 

Monday - Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

Summer Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 4:30pm

Palestine ISD Business Services

Financial Transparency Information
Palestine ISD's financial information is audited on an annual basis by an external accounting firm, currently Smith, Lambright & Associates, P.C. The information in these reports is then sent to the Texas Education Agency where the data is compiled into other reports for accountability measures.



Summary of Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget

The 2017-18 Budget is for the Fiscal Year beginning September 1, 2017 and ending August 31, 2018 and was used to keep track of specific sources of funding and spending for particular purposes.



  • The General Fund is the District's primary operating fund. It accounts for all financial resources of the general government, except those required to be accounted for in other special purposes funds.
  • The Food Service Fund is used to provide nutritional meals for students, and includes federal funding to provide free hot meals for eligible children.
  • The Debt Service Fund is a restricted fund used to pay principle and interest on long-term general obligation debts for construction, major renovations, and maintenance of facilities.



Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 total $40,474,314 or $11,852 per student.



Revenues from all funds for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 total $43,171,074 or $12,642 per student which includes revenues from property taxes.

Revenues from property taxes for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 total $16,374,269 or $4,795 per student.



Full-time equivalent positions for all personnel for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 total 499.



  • Revenue vs Expenditure
  • Property Tax Rate



Property Tax Rate

The property tax rate for Palestine ISD for FY 2018-19 is $1.17 for Maintenance & Operations and $0.36 for Interest & Sinking for a total rate of $1.53.
For more information, please visit the Texas Comptroller.

Public Information Requests

Public Information Requests must be submitted in writing to the office of the Superintendent. 

Please call the Palestine ISD Administration Office at 903-731-8000 for more information about submitting these requests.

Bond Election Information

Currently there is not a Bond Election.

Please review the Bond Election Pledge.

Debt Criteria Information

Please review the Debt Criteria Information.



Please contact any of the Business Service's Department Staff at the contact information below.

David Atkeisson

Chief Financial Officer


Elizabeth Wilson

Administrative Assistant to CFO


Loiette Dixon

Accounts Payable/PEIMS


Gemma Funai





What are the proper purchasing procedures?

ALL purchases must be pre-approved with a Purchase Order prior to making a purchasing commitment. Please contact the Business Services Department with any questions regarding the proper purchasing procedures.

Can I keep petty cash in/at my classroom/office/campus?

No. All funds received should be deposited immediately upon receipt.


Our Mission...
The Mission of Palestine Independent School District is to foster relationships that Excite, Engage, and Empower our students and community to achieve Excellence.

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