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Comptroller's Office recognizes Lamar CISD

Dec 15, 2014 | Community Relations

The Office of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts named Lamar CISD as one of only 46 school districts in the 2014 Texas Honors Circle of the Texas Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST).

This award recognizes school districts and campuses that achieved significant student academic growth, while keeping spending relatively low.

“What a tremendous honor for all of our employees,” said Dr. Thomas Randle. “Of course, we stress academic excellence and I am proud we are providing a great education while being fiscally responsible.”

Each Texas public and charter school district receives a FAST rating from one to five stars. Each district’s FAST rating is determined by taking the average of its composite academic progress percentile and its spending index. To be a Texas Honors Circle district, the district must have a five-star FAST rating.

A five-star rating indicates the district is in the top 20 percent of the state in student academic growth and has a spending index of “very low.” This means the district is in the lowest 20 percent of its fiscal peers in terms of core operating expenditures per student.