Katy, TX News (May 10, 2017) – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that the Katy ISD Financial Services Department is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Transparency Stars program. Katy ISD received a star in the area of Traditional Finances which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue transparent and easily accessible to the public.
“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, Katy ISD’s Financial Services Department has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s Transparency Stars program,” Hegar said. “I am pleased to award Katy ISD a star for its accomplishments.”
The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March to recognize cities, counties and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Local government entities can apply for stars in the areas of:
- Traditional Finances
- Contracts and Procurement
- Economic Development
- Public Pensions
- Debt Obligations
After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, remaining stars may be awarded in any order. For more information on the program, including specific guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars website.