The state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.
School District FIRST Ratings
Note: Charter School FIRST ratings are available on the School FIRST Rating for Charter Schools web page.
Financial Management Report Template for Use by School Districts
Law and Rules
Law: Texas Education Code, Chapter 39, Subchapter D
Commissioner's Rules: 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 109, Subchapter AA, Division 1, Financial Accountability Rating System
For more information, contact the Financial Accountability Division:
Rita Bunton: (512) 936-3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chanda Williams: (512) 475-2012 or email@example.com