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Katy ISD Receives Top Rating in Schools FIRST Financial Accountability Rating System

Katy ISD has earned a rating of Superior Achievement under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  Katy ISD has received this top rating for each of the nine years that Texas districts have been rated through Schools FIRST.

Schools FIRST is a statewide rating system created to ensure that school districts are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices, while achieving improved performance in the management of their financial resources.  The Schools FIRST accountability rating system assigns one of four ratings, with the highest being Superior Achievement, followed by Above Standard Achievement, Standard Achievement and Substandard Achievement.  Approximately 784 out of the 1,029 school districts in Texas received the Superior Achievement rating this year.

Katy ISD also recently announced that it has been named a Five-Start District in the Texas Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) – one of only 23 districts in Texas to receive this rank for two consecutive years.

More information regarding the FIRST rating system can be found on the Texas Education Agency website.

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