For the sixth year in a row, the Frenship Independent School District has received the highest-possible award level for its financial transparency efforts from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program. This year marks the second consecutive year that FISD is a recipient of the Platinum Seal Award for financial transparency, an award that was first given in 2014.
Since the Leadership Circle Program began in 2010, Frenship ISD has received the highest possible award for financial transparency all six years.
Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs enhanced the Leadership Circle program in 2014 by adding the Platinum Seal Award and spotlighting entities that meet an even higher standard of financial transparency.
After a four-year run (2010-2013) of receiving the highest-level Gold Seal Award, FISD is now in an elite class of Platinum recipients. FISD earned the Platinum Seal Award by scoring 23 of 23 possible points on the Comptroller’s ratings criteria.
According to their website, the Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that strives to meet a high standard for online financial transparency. The organization spotlights those local governments that open their financial books to the public, providing clear, consistent pictures of spending, and sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information.
For more information regarding the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle and to view the entire list of Texas school districts who received the Platinum Seal Award, please visit http://www.texastransparency.org/Local_Government.