La Porte Independent School District has received its twenty-first consecutive “A” rating for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system.
The rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of La Porte ISD’s financial management and reporting system.
This is the 21st year of School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and amendments under House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.
The primary goal of School 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.
“We are extremely pleased that La Porte ISD has received superior fiscal accountability ratings every year since the FIRST system was put into place 21 years ago,” said Superintendent Dr. Walter Jackson. “This is a testament to our efficiency in providing a world-class education, and it shows that we are excellent stewards of taxpayers’ dollars.”