Jacksonville ISD received a rating of Superior Achievement under Texas’ financial accountability rating system for the ninth consecutive year, district officials announced Monday during a school board meeting.
“We have good processes in place that help ensure our funds are spent appropriately …,” she said. “I think it’s attributable to school board, administrators and faculty. I just think everyone across the board does a good job.”
The Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas, now in its ninth year, was developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature, according to a news release. Its primary goal, the release states, is to “achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources.”
Ms. Finley said a lot of the criteria for the rating are based on the level of fund balance a district has, and the rating essentially indicates how financially sound a district is.
Other East Texas districts that received a Superior Achievement rating include Frankston ISD, Rusk ISD, New Summerfield ISD, Bullard ISD and Whitehouse ISD, according to the Texas Education Agency website.