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BISD earns highest FIRST rating

Breckenridge ISD has earned an “A” rating for 2020-2021, based on data from the 2019-2020 school year, under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) accountability system. The announcement was made during last Monday’s regular board of trustees meeting.

The state’s FIRST system was enacted in 2002. According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the system ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and encourages Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes. Each year, TEA assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to each school district, with the highest being “A” (Superior Achievement), followed by “B” (Above-Standard Achievement), “C” (Standard Achievement), and “F” (Substandard Achievement).

“We are very pleased with our School FIRST rating,” BISD Superintendent Bryan Allen said. “This rating shows that our district is making the most of our taxpayers’ dollars. This rating shows that Breckenridge’s schools are accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results cost-effectively and efficiently.”

According to the FIRST rating results on TEA’s website, across the 1,020 school districts rated in the state, 11 districts earned an “F” rating, 42 districts earned a “C” rating, 111 districts earned a “B” rating, with the remaining 856 districts all receiving an “A” rating.

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114 East Elm Street

PO Box 871

Breckenridge, Texas 76424

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