Conroe ISD announced at an Oct. 18 meeting it earned an "A" with a score of 100 points on the Texas Education Agency’s school financial accountability rating system, the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, or FIRST.

The FIRST report measures districts’ success in financial management practices to encourage districts to improve those practices.

CISD received the highest score out of all its peer districts, with Katy ISD scoring a 98, Klein and Spring Branch ISDs scoring a 96 and Cy-Fair and Fort Bend ISDs scoring a 92, according to information at the meeting. The scores are based on data from the 2020-21 school year.

“The ‘Superior’ rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Conroe ISD’s financial management and reporting system,” Director of Finance Karen Garza said at the board of trustees’ monthly meeting on Oct. 18.

The board also said goodbye to trustee Scott Moore, who sat through his final meeting after resigning from his position. Moore’s position is not up for re-election in November, and the board previously voted to fill his position with current board president Skeeter Hubert, who was unable to run in the November election due to an error on his candidate application.

“It’s been 13 years serving this district and I have never been prouder to call myself a Conroe ISD graduate,” Moore said. “I’m so honored to have been able to serve this district ... I don’t regret a single second of my service on this board.”

Moore has been a board member since 2016 but volunteered with the district in other capacities prior to that. While a board member, Moore worked on the district’s program for dyslexic students and lobbied for state legislation regarding funding for dyslexia programs, according to information at the meeting.

“Thank you to everybody who has even a slight touch in this district. You make this a wonderful district and a wonderful community,” Moore said. “I’m going to miss all of you.”

A group of parents with dyslexic students in CISD presented Moore with an award for his work.

“There is one incredible school board trustee in the state of Texas that showed up again and again for struggling readers. His name is Scott Moore and tonight dyslexia families in Conroe ISD would like to honor Scott with an award,” said Nicole May, mother of a dyslexic CISD student.

The next board meeting will be held Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.