School FIRST Disclosures
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.
Proposed budgets for General Fund, Child Nutrition, and Debt Service are posted in accordance to HB 1, 79th Texas Legislature, 3rd Called Session (2006), and are presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration and adoption before any funds can be utilized. Adopted budgets are posted in accordance to HB 3, 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session (2009). Budget amendments are periodically presented to the Board to continue and enhance District operations. The District's fiscal calendar begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year.