School FIRST Rating for Charter Schools

The purpose of the financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), is to ensure that open-enrollment charter schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources in order to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.   

Correspondence

Ratings

Law and Rules

Law:

Commissioner's Rules:


For more information, contact the Financial Accountability Division:

Robin Aldridge: (512) 463-3940 or robin.aldridge@tea.texas.gov

Yolanda Walker: (512) 463-0947 or yolanda.walker@tea.texas.gov