The Texas Education Agency has awarded PTISD its top rating of Superior
Achievement for management of the school district’s financial resources.
PTISD first earned the top rating this year under the School First
(Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) program, which is based on 21
financial indicators used to rate district compliance with financial standards and
The School FIRST program was created in 2001 by the Texas Legislature. Under
the annual review, public school districts can be assigned ratings that range
from Superior Achievement to Substandard. Ratings are based on analysis of
staff and student data, budgetary and actual figures for the year reviewed, and
other Legislative requirements.
As required, the PTISD Board of Trustees reviewed the district’s Financial
Integrity Rating during an open meeting. A public hearing was also held.
PTISD’s top rating of Superior Achievement allows the district to obtain the
best available interest rates, among other results.