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Northeast Times | September 23, 2021

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Birdville ISD receives “Superior Achievement” rating for finances

Birdville ISD receives “Superior Achievement” rating for finances

The Texas Education Agency announced Friday, Sept. 12 that Birdville ISD received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system. The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of BISD’s financial management and reporting system.

The 2013-14 rating is based on data from the 2012-13 fiscal year. Birdville ISD received 70 out of 70 possible points on 20 indicators. The District has received a superior rating every year since the inception of the program 13 years ago. The rating system was established through the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 to measure the performance of school districts’ financial resources. The rating system consists of the following objectives to …

· Assess the quality of financial management in Texas public schools;
· Measure and report the extent to which financial resources are allocated for direct instructional purposes;
· Fairly evaluate the quality of financial management decisions; and
· Openly report results to the general public.

Birdville ISD will hold a public hearing on the FIRST rating at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the BISD Administration Building.