Katy Texas News
Posted December 15, 2010
Katy ISD is one of 43 districts out of 1,235 public school districts and charter schools in Texas to receive the maximum five-star rating under the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST).Â Of the 17 districts of 50,000 or more students, the district was one of only three to receive the highest rating and is one of only seven districts in the greater Houston area to be listed.Â The FAST rating system identifies districts and schools that have high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.
Released from the office of Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the FAST rating system identifies districts and schools that have high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.Â The report, entitled Connecting the Dots: School Spending and Student Progress, was commissioned by the Texas Legislature in 2009 as a result of HB3 to â€œdevelop a method to compare school districts on a level playing field.â€
â€œTo be listed as one of only 43 districts in the entire state speaks volumes of Â our continued efforts maintain effective and efficient operations while creating an environment that is conducive to learning and student growth,â€ said Katy ISD superintendent Alton Frailey.
Katy ISD also recently achieved a Superior rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), having passed all critical indicators and earning 80 of 80 possible points.Â FIRST is a state-wide rating system that grades the management of school finance.
Katy ISD is a TEA â€œrecognizedâ€ district serving more than 60,000 students. Covering 181 square miles west of downtown Houston, Katy ISD is comprised of 53 campuses, and with more than 8,300 employees is one of the largest employers in the West Houston area. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.