Eanes, Lake Travis ISDs maintain A accountability ratings from TEA

The Texas Education Agency released its preliminary FIRST ratings Aug. 6. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Texas Education Agency released its preliminary FIRST ratings Aug. 6. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Education Agency released its preliminary FIRST ratings Aug. 6. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)

Eanes ISD and Lake Travis ISD will hold onto their A accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency, per preliminary scores released Aug. 6.

The agency’s FIRST ratings, School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, were determined by evaluating districts' financial data for fiscal year 2019-20, which generally runs from June 30 through Aug. 31, according to TEA information. A collective of 15 financial indicators are considered throughout the process, including debt service coverage, the completion of an annual financial report and revenues versus expenditures.

TEA employs an A-F grading scale but also rates each district with a passing score beginning at 60 out of 100.

EISD received a preliminary score of 94, which places the district within the "superior" category outlined by the TEA. The 2019-20 rating reflects a two-point drop as compared to the district’s 2018-19 score.

LTISD received a 98 out of 100—a four-point increase from the previous year.


Districts will be permitted to submit an appeal on their preliminary scores through Sept. 8 by providing supporting evidence to the TEA Financial Compliance Division, according to a TEA release.

TEA finalizes scores 31 days after the release of its preliminary ratings Sept. 9. Final FIRST ratings for the 2019-20 school year are anticipated to be released in November, according to the TEA.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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