Irving Independent School District (ISD) has achieved the highest rating of "A" for Superior Achievement under the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2022-2023 rating year. This marks the 21st consecutive year that the district has received this recognition, based on data from the 2021-2022 school year.
The School FIRST system, implemented by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), serves as a financial accountability measure for Texas school districts. The primary objective is to ensure that the financial management practices of public schools in the state meet high standards. Irving ISD's consistent attainment of the Superior Achievement rating reflects its outstanding financial management and reporting.
Irving ISD secured a score of 96 out of 100, exceeding the threshold of 90 required for the Superior Achievement rating. TEA categorizes Texas school districts into one of four financial accountability ratings, with "A" denoting Superior Achievement, followed by "B" for Above-Standard Achievement, "C" for Standard Achievement, and "F" for Substandard Achievement.
Fernando Natividad, the Chief Financial Officer of Irving ISD, expresses gratitude for the recognition and attributes the district's success to collaborative efforts.
"Irving ISD, under the leadership of Superintendent Hernández, has always pursued excellence in our financial methods and procedures," Natividad states. "Earning a Superior Achievement is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and strategic decision-making from not only our School Board and Finance Committee but the entire school district as a whole."