Financial Integrity Achievement
The Arlington ISD scored 98 out of 100 points on its 2021-22 rating from the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). The score is based on an analysis of financial data for the fiscal year 2021, which ended on June 30, 2021. The 98 is an improvement of two points over fiscal year 2020.
“The Arlington ISD is committed to ensuring our budget supports student learning,” Arlington ISD chief financial officer Darla Moss said. “We are excited to have received such a high score. The finance department staff works closely with campuses and departments establishing accountability and transparency into everything we do to be great stewards of taxpayer dollars.”
FIRST ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices. The system encourages schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation for direct instructional purposes.
The score equals a Superior Achievement for the district. A passing score is 70.