Birdville ISD receives highest rating for finances
The Texas Education Agency announced Friday, Oct. 12 that Birdville ISD received a rating of “Pass” under Texas’ school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). This rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of BISD’s financial management and reporting system.
Created by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001, FIRST is designed to encourage public schools to better manage their financial resources in order to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.
The 2014–15 ratings are based on annual financial reports provided to TEA by districts and charters from the 2014 fiscal year. The financial accountability system requires TEA to review the audited financial reports from all districts and charters.
Birdville ISD will hold a public hearing on the FIRST rating at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the BISD Administration Building. (November2015)