Since the rating system began 10 years ago, S-T has received only the “Superior Achievement” rating. Additionally, this year’s score was a 69 out of 70 possible points, falling 1 point shy of a perfect score.
Long time Business Manager Carole Estes states: “S-T has a long history of financial prudence which is clearly evidenced by the “Superior Achievement” rating. This is especially challenging due to the dire financial shortfalls public school systems are currently experiencing at the state level.”
Much of this stellar financial rating can be attributed to S-T’s healthy financial reserves, its over $200,000 in cost-saving efforts in energy management, and its staffing ratios that spread the district’s work among relatively few employees.