• School FIRST

    School FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas), a financial
    accountability system for Texas school districts was developed by the Texas
    Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 in 1999. The primary goal of
    School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school
    district’s financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of
    accounting associated with Texas school finance system.
    Changes were made to the School FIRST system and were implemented by TEA in
    August 2015. The changes will be phased-in over a three year period. During the
    phase-in period, the new School FIRST system has separate worksheets for the
    rating years and subsequent years. The Schools FIRST accountability rating system
    assigns one of four financial accountability rating to Texas school districts, with the
    highest being “A” for Superior Achievement, “B” for Above Standard Achievement,
    “C” for Standard Achievement and “F” for Substandard Achievement.”. The
    district has received the highest rating for financial accountability fifteen years in a
    row. A copy of the 2017 (based on 2015/16 data) District’s Financial Report
    explaining the district’s performances, information on how the ratings are assessed,
    and the disclosures required may be obtained by contacting the Callisburg ISD
    Administration office at (940) 665-0540.