CISD First Financial Hearing Oct. 26

CISD has earned the highest financial rating possible for its 2019-20 financial accountability from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In its findings, the TEA announced CISD had received both an “A” Superior Rating and “100” Score in the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) ratings, which are the highest scores possible. The district has received a “Superior” rating since 2002.  

CISD Chief Financial Officer Diana Sircar credits the district’s finance and accounting team for their commitment to financial transparency and following of stringent accounting standards to keep administrative costs low, as some of the reasons for this top financial rating from this state.  

“Receiving this top First rating validates what we at CISD strive for, which is to be excellent stewards of our taxpayers’ money,” Sircar said. ”I am proud of our entire team for all of their hard work to ensure that we in CISD are in the best financial position possible to do what’s best for the children we educate in our district.”

Hear more about the district’s FIRST ratings during the FIRST Financial hearing at the Oct. 26 Board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. To view a copy of the CISD TEA School FIRST rating report, visit Learn more about the district’s budget, financial transparency and other financial reports at