For the 20th year in a row, San Angelo ISD has earned a rating of “Superior Achievement” with a perfect score of 100 on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).
FIRST is administered by the Texas Education Agency and calculated on information submitted to TEA via the district's Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) submission each year. The FIRST accountability rating system assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being “Superior Achievement,” followed by “Above-Standard Achievement,” “Standard Achievement” and “Substandard Achievement.”
The primary goal of FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.
“This is an outstanding achievement for the board and district,” stated Dr. Jeff Bright, Interim Assistant Superintendent of Business and Support Services. “It takes the efforts of many outstanding staff members to make this happen and we will strive to continue to provide excellence in fiscal accountability to all of our stakeholders.”
The district pursues a philosophy of complete transparency and invites all interested parties to view our financial data on our website. Follow the San Angelo ISD Facebook, Twitter, and website, www.saisd.org to stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD.