Lake Travis ISD was awarded the Platinum Leadership Circle Award, the highest state award for financial transparency, from the Texas State Comptrollers Office.

The award, given Jan. 5, recognizes local government entities throughout Texas that open their books to the public, provide clear and consistent pictures of spending, and share information in a format that lets taxpayers understand the information.

"In an age of strict public accountability, we are pleased to know that our ongoing efforts for financial transparency are validated by the Office of the Texas Comptroller," Superintendent Brad Lancaster said in a news release. "The public portal provides 24/7 access into our districts finances. We encourage our taxpayers to review our financial documents regularly."