The Bandera Independent School District (BISD) has proudly announced its 19th consecutive "Superior Achievement" rating in the Texas Education Agency Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas for the fiscal year 2022-23, achieving a perfect overall score of 100.
BISD Superintendent Gary Bitzkie expressed gratitude for the continuous recognition, stating, "Receiving the Superior Achievement rating for the 19th year in a row is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the Bandera ISD team. We are proud of our commitment to ensuring due diligence in managing our financial resources. This accomplishment reflects the values and principles we hold dear, ensuring that the resources entrusted to us are utilized wisely and effectively to benefit our students and community."
Key to maintaining the district's financial health is Bandera ISD's Chief Financial Officer Michael Neuman, along with the collaborative efforts of Tiffany Pierce, Leslie Skelly, Courtney Bower, Sylvia Garza, and Deneise Barta.
Commendations were extended to the BISD Board of Trustees for their exceptional leadership in promoting fiscal responsibility. The district praised the board, stating, "Their leadership, along with the diligent work of the district's financial team, has ensured that BISD continues to excel in the realm of fiscal accountability."
The Superior Achievement rating is determined through a comprehensive evaluation of the district's financial data, taking into account factors such as administrative cost expenditures, the accuracy of financial information submitted to TEA, and the identification of any financial vulnerabilities or material weaknesses in internal controls by an external auditor.