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District Earns Superior Financial Rating for 18th Consecutive Year

Argyle ISD has received state recognition for its financial responsibility and management of taxpayer dollars.

Argyle ISD earned an "A" rating for "Superior Achievement" under Texas' School FIRST - Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. This rating is the state's highest, demonstrating the quality of Argyle ISD's financial management and reporting systems.
 
The district has achieved this highest honor for 18 consecutive years and received a perfect score of 100. A score of 60 must be received to pass and 100 is the maximum score that can be earned. The 2019-2020 School FIRST rating is based upon an analysis of staff and student data reported for the 2018-2019 school year and audited budgetary and actual financial data for the 2019 fiscal year ending Aug. 31. 2019.
 
Argyle ISD Chief Financial Officer Liz Stewart presented the School FIRST Report to the AISD Board of Trustees during the Dec. 14, 2020 regular meeting. 
 
School FIRST accountability rating system assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being A - Superior, followed by B - Above Standard, C - Meets Standard, and F - Substandard Achievement.

The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system. School FIRST holds school districts accountable for the quality of their financial management practices. The rating system also discloses the quality of local management and decision-making processes that impact the allocation of financial resources in Texas public schools.