Falls City schools honored for cost-effectiveness
by Bain Serna
Mar 04, 2014 | 234 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FALLS CITY – The Falls City Independent School District was recently awarded the Texas Comptroller’s 2013 Texas Honors Circle Award. The award “recognizes districts and campuses that achieve academic success through cost-effective operations. Award recipients achieve strong academic performance while spending relatively less than their fiscal peers.”

Falls City ISD was notified that they were to receive the award this past January. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that there were 55 Texas school districts and 317 school campuses to receive the Texas Honors Circle Award for 2013. The award is given to Falls City ISD as a result of outstanding performance in the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST).

FAST was mandated in 2009 by the Texas Legislature and is “an annual study that examines both academic performances and financial efficiency to identify school districts, charter operators and campuses that deliver high-quality education at relatively low costs.”

The Texas Honors Circle Award was created by Combs in order to recognize those districts and schools that receive high marks in the annual FAST analysis.

“This is a great honor for Falls City ISD,” said Superintendent Tylor Chaplin about the district receiving the award. “It is a goal of the districts to maintain fiscal and financial responsibility of the citizens money.”
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