CCISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Rating
Clear Creek Independent School District
2425 East Main Street
League City, Texas 77573
Contact: Carrie Ann Davis
Public Information Coordinator
Jan. 13, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEAGUE CITY, Texas—Clear Creek Independent School District officials recently announced that the District received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ new Schools FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas) program. The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Clear Creek ISD’s financial management and reporting system.
“We are very pleased with Clear Creek ISD’s School FIRST rating because it shows that our district is making the most of our taxpayers’ dollars,” said Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Mossman. “This rating shows that Clear Creek ISD’s schools are accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results in the most cost effective and efficient manner.”
Developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999, this is the first year the program has awarded ratings to the school districts. The primary goal of Schools FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.
The rating system assigns one of four ratings, with the highest being “Superior Achievement,” followed by “Above-Standard Achievement,” “Standard Achievement,” and “Substandard Achievement.” Districts with serious data quality problems may receive the additional rating of “Suspended—Data Quality.” Districts that receive the latter two ratings under Schools FIRST must file a corrective action plan with the Texas Education Agency.