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The Brenham Independent School District has earned another perfect score and a rating of an A (Superior) on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2017 fiscal year. This system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.
Director of Finance Kim Weatherby said, “It is a top priority of the board of trustees and district administration to be fiscally responsible with local, state and federal revenues. It takes all of the financial staff and campus secretaries help to make this possible.”
FIRST ratings are based on fifteen financial indicators, such as administrative cost expenditures, the accuracy of a district’s financial information submitted to TEA, and any financial vulnerabilities or material weaknesses in internal controls as determined by an external auditor. Brenham ISD received a perfect score on all fifteen indicators.
Brenham ISD Superintendent Dr. Walter Jackson stated that he was “excited to earn the superior rating again, and one of his top priorities is to send a positive message to taxpayers that we continue to operate with the highest of financial standards, ethics, and integrity. The Brenham Community can always trust us to do what is right in all aspects of school administration.”
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