Schools First Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas

Tyler ISD officials announced that the district received a rating of "A" for Superior Achievement under Texas' School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The Supervisor Achievement rating is the state's highest, demonstrating the quality of Tyler ISD's financial management and reporting.

This is the 19th year of School FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system of Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency, in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and amendments under House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session in 2013. The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of the school district's financial resources. This goal is made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas' school finance system.

"We are very pleased with Tyler ISD's School FIRST rating," said Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford. This rating shows that our district continues to make the most of our taxpayers' dollars. It is a true testament that Tyler's schools are accountable not only for student learning but also for achieving these results cost-effectively and efficiently."

The Texas Education Agency assigned one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being an "A" for Superior Achievement, followed by "B" for Above-Standard Achievement, "C" for Standard Achievement and "F" for Substandard Achievement. Tyler ISD has achieved the highest rating for all 19 years.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hines at 903-262-1064.