As a Sept. 15 Tax Ratification Election approaches, the group, Dragons for Fiscal Responsibility, has filed as a political action committee. Spokesman William Brandt said the Carroll school district must learn to live in an era of "constrained resources."
"Everyone has figured out how to do things a little smarter. A little tighter," he said.
Brandt said school district officials and trustees need to present a balanced budget - one that maintains a standard of high excellence and is similar to the one approved for 2010.
"If they passed it today, we'd be in balance," he said, referring to the 2010 budget.
The group questioned why operating costs are growing at a higher percentage than student enrollment growth.
"Our opinion is that Carroll ISD needs fiscal responsibility to help them do a better job educating children," he said.
The group, which has a website, describes itself as CISD parents and taxpayers "who are for sound budgets and against property tax increases."