SAISD Receives Perfect Score In State Financial Accountability System

October 10, 2019

For the 17th year in a row, the San Angelo Independent School District has received the highest rating of “A” (Superior) with a perfect score of 100 points on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).

Schools FIRST is the 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 Texas Education Agency assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being “A” for “Superior”, followed by “B” for “Above-Standard”, “C” for “Standard” and “F” for “Substandard.” 

The primary goal of Schools 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.

Assistant Superintendent, Jeff Bright, continues to credit district staff for their diligence seeing that San Angelo ISD operates efficiently, effectively, and within the limits of state and federal guidelines. He thanks the school board for their on-going support and for expecting high standards to be met in the district’s financial operations. 

The District will present its report at the regular board meeting in October.

The district pursues a philosophy of complete transparency and invites all interested parties to view our financial data on our web site.