By Melissa McCaghren
The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, or FIRST, report Thursday evening (Nov. 14) during its regular monthly meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Julee Broscoff each year the state grades the schools and gives a rating on their financial integrity, and turned over the discussion to Art Martin.
“In the past our district has done very well, ever since I’ve been here we’ve rated an ‘A’ rating with a first,” he said. “Out of a possible 100 points, we rated a 96, so it’s a very good rating.”
He added that it required certain information to be released and the data is almost two years old because of how the system works, such as accumulation, and protest steps. “So this data that you see here is somewhat dated, but at the same time it’s a very good reflection on the district’s financial position, and how well they’re doing or bad they’re doing financially,” he said.
Martin added both years of data used both rated a 96 for Slaton.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.