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CISD receives high ratings for fiscal responsibility

The Channelview Independent School District’s commitment to continued academic progress and cost-effective operations earned high ratings as part of the Texas Comptrollers’ Office (FAST) Financial Allocation Study for Texas report.

Channelview ISD received 4.5 stars out of five under the ratings system. Each district and campus is assigned a FAST rating of one to five stars, indicating its success in combining costeffective spending with the achievement of measurable student academic progress. The FAST study examines both academic progress and spending at Texas’ school districts and individual school campuses.

“I am extremely proud of the academic progress of our students,” said Greg Ollis, Channelview ISD superintendent. “The academic achievement in our district continues to increase despite the funding challenges facing the district and similar districts in our area and across the state.”

“Our finance staff personally meets with each campus principal and department directors to discuss budget resources and priorities,” Assistant Superintendent of Finance Kris Lynn said. “The information from those meetings is then presented to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees who work collaboratively to make decisions that are financially responsible and that meet the needs of the district’s students, staff and community members.”

Ollis added that campus principals and department administrators have learned to do more with less, keeping in mind never to do anything to compromise or sacrifice the quality of instruction in CISD’s classrooms.

FAST information is available at www.fasttexas.org.