For the 17th consecutive year, White Settlement ISD received an A rating for Superior Achievement under Texas’ Schools FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas). The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of WSISD’s financial management and reporting system.
The primary goal of Schools FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school district’s financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.
“This rating shows that our district is making the most of our taxpayers’ dollars and that our schools are accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results cost-effectively and efficiently,” said Superintendent Frank Molinar.
Additionally, WSISD received its third Transparency Star through the Texas Comptroller's Transparency Stars program. WSISD received a Transparency Star in the area of contracts and procurement, awarded to entities whose websites show a commitment to accountability and transparency in their contracting activities.
Transparency Stars recognize local governments that provide easy online access to important financial data. WSISD also has a Transparency Star in Traditional Finances and Debt Obligations. Public entities can receive up to five stars.
The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties school districts and special purpose districts making important strides toward greater government transparency.