Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas


The state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public 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 to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.


School District FIRST Ratings

Note: Charter School FIRST ratings are available on the School FIRST Rating for Charter Schools web page.


Financial Management Report Template for Use by School Districts

Law and Rules

Law: Texas Education Code, Chapter 39, Subchapter D 

Commissioner's Rules: 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 109, Subchapter AA, Division 1, Financial Accountability Rating System 

For more information, contact the Financial Accountability Division:

Rita Bunton: (512) 936-3712 or  

Chanda Williams: (512) 475-2012 or


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