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Financial Ratings (FIRST)

District Financial Ratings (FIRST)

The Texas Education Agency rates the financial integrity of school districts through a system known as the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). To view the Texas Education Agency's report related to a specific fiscal year, click on that year's rating.  The rating methodology has changed over time, as follows:

Fiscal years 2001-2002 through 2012-2013 - Four possible levels of achievement: Superior, Above Standard, Standard, or Substandard

Fiscal year 2013-2014 - Two possible ratings: Pass or Fail

Fiscal years 2014-2015 and after - Four possible ratings: A – Superior Achievement, B – Above Standard Achievement, C – Meets Standard Achievement, or F – Substandard Achievement

One of the FIRST requirements relates to providing the superintendent’s employment contract.  To view the contract in effect at the time of the 2023 FIRST public hearing, click here.