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BISD comes ‘FIRST’ in ratings

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During the Nov. 15 board of trustees meeting, Bastrop Independent School District Chief Financial Officer Dina Edgar announced the district received a Superior rating under Texas’ School Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas (FIRST). A Superior rating is the highest possible rating, which district officials say demonstrates the quality of the district’s financial management and reporting system.“The School FIRST accountability rating ensures that Texas school districts are fiscally accountable in achieving academic goals in the most cost-effective way,” said Edgar.  “School FIRST indicators are guidelines to financial best practices in efforts to maximize each taxpayer dollar.”School FIRST was developed in 1999 by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill ...

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