The Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas is a financial accountability rating system that holds school districts accountable for the quality of their financial management practices.
TEA uses a wide array of data sources in calculating the financial accountability indicators.
· Annual Financial Report (AFR) · Data Feed · PEIMS · Warrant holds · Foundation School Program · Other Sources, i.e. IRS, TRS, TWC
Campbell ISD Passed with a Superior District Score – 100 out of 100
For Immediate release, November 19, 2020
Campbell Independent School District earns “Superior Achievement” Again
The Campbell Independent School has earned another "Superior Achievement'' rating from the Texas
Education Agency (TEA). The state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School
Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held
accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those
practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial
resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.
"I am proud to hear that the State has continued to recognize that our district is on solid footing. For
the past 18 years they have confirmed this by awarding the district their highest rating on the FIRST
Report,” Campbell Independent School District Board President Frank Owens said. "This shows our long
standing commitment to strong financial standards, which begins with the tone set by our community
and Board of Trustees. Our focus on financial responsibility allows us take care of our kids. In the past
year, we have prudently used our savings on numerous improvements, such as capital projects to
replace the old roof, re-tile floors in the cafeteria & halls, resurface the gym floors, invest in a proper
playground and get new technology in the hands of students and teachers. The Superintendent, Dr.
Denise Morgan and Principal, Mr. Jason Crow, along with their staff, continue to ensure the safety and
education of our students and the success of our school."
TEA annually evaluates school districts using a series of indicators ranging from the findings of external
auditors to cash-on hand, debt and staffing levels. Campbell ISD received all 100 points possible.
Detailed criteria used for the FIRST accountability rating is available online at
A detailed summary of the FIRST report was presented in the public hearing held today before the
regularly scheduled Campbell Independent School District’s Board of Trustees meeting.
Campbell Independent School District is located in Northeast Texas in Campbell, TX
Press contact: Dr. Denise Morgan, Superintendent
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2019-2020 RATINGS BASED ON SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 DATA
What is School FIRST and What is its Purpose?
School FIRST is a financial accountability rating system that holds
school districts accountable for the quality of their financial
School FIRST is designed to encourage Texas public school to
manage their financial resources better in order to provide the
maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.
School FIRST is a tool that creates transparency and
discloses the quality of local management and
decision-making processes that the school district
uses concerning the financial resources the school
•School district must prepare and
distribute an annual financial
•Public hearing to provide an
opportunity for comment on the report
•15 indicators of a financial nature
•A – Superior
•B –Above Standard
•C – Meets Standard
•F – Substandard
FIRST Rating released by TEA August 6, 2020
Campbell ISD has again received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under the Financial Integrity Rating
System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2019-2020 school year. The Superior Achievement rating is the highest
available, demonstrating the quality of CISD’s financial management and reporting system.
This FIRST rating examines 15 financial accountability indicators and factors within Texas school districts
to evaluate their performance in the management of financial resources. CISD has earned the top rating
of Superior Achievement every year the system has existed, for a total of eighteen years.
Campbell’s financial status is strong, and under the financial leadership of the Business Manager,
Principal, Superintendent and the Board of Trustees, CISD will continue to place a strong emphasis on
financial accountability and transparency.
The Schools FIRST accountability rating system assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to
every Texas school district, with the highest rating being “Superior Achievement,” followed by
“Above-Standard Achievement,” “Standard Achievement” and “Substandard Achievement.”
Districts with serious data-quality problems may receive the additional rating of “Suspended - Data
Quality.” Districts receiving the latter two ratings must file a corrective action plan with the Texas
Additional information on the TEA Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas can be located on-line at:
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS
CAMPBELL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S
STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILTY RATING
The Campbell Independent School District will hold a public meeting
At 6:15 pm, November 19, 2020
in the Board Room of the Administration Building
480 N Patterson, Campbell, TX 75422
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Campbell ISD’s rating
on the state’s financial accountability system.