From the Texas Education Agency: The purpose of the financial accountability rating system (Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, §109.1001) is to ensure that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and achieve improved performance in the management of their financial resources. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to manage their financial resources better in order to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes. The system will also disclose the quality of local management and decision-making processes that impact the allocation of financial resources in Texas public schools.
School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) ratings run one year behind. For information on TISD's School First ratings, please click on the links below.