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Glen Rose ISD officials announced that the district 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 Glen Rose ISD’s financial management and reporting system.

This is the sixth year of Schools FISRT (Financial Accountability 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. The primary goal of Schools FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of schools districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.

“We are very pleased with Glen Rose ISD’s Schools FISRT rating,” said Glen Rose ISD Superintendent, Wayne Rotan. “As it shows, our district is making the most of our taxpayers’ dollars. This rating shows that Glen Rose’s schools are accountable, not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results cost-effectively and efficiently.”

The Schools FIRST accountability rating system assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts.