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New Platinum designation in the Leadership Circle

Texas Honors Circle

 Wylie Independent School District receives 

Texas Honors Circle Award

 from Comptroller for Cost-Efficient Spending 

and Academic Progress Excellence

Wylie ISD is a recipient of the Texas Comptroller’s 2014 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes districts and campuses that achieve academic success through cost-effective operations. Award recipients achieve strong academic performance while spending relatively less compared to their fiscal peers. 


The Texas Honors Circle program awards certificates based on FAST results. Districts and charters receiving the Texas Honors Circle Award have achieved a Five-Star FAST rating. Elementary campuses receiving the award achieved a five-star FAST rating, while middle and high-school campuses tapped for the honor achieved at least a 4.5-Star FAST rating. (Middle and high schools have a slightly lower threshold because they are less likely than elementary schools to achieve high academic progress scores.)

 

Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle

The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. We are spotlighting those local governments that are:

  • opening their books to the public
  • providing clear, consistent pictures of spending
  • sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more detail.

We are renewing this award program for calendar year 2014, effective January 1, 2014. Most of the basic criteria used in 2013 have been retained, although some of the definitions have been revised to better explain how staff will apply the criteria and compute scores. The 2014 award program retains the key qualities that have made Leadership Circle so successful — simplicity; fairness to all applicants; a free, self-scoring nomination process and ease of use for both applicants and our staff.

We’re excited to announce that in 2014, the Texas Comptroller is enhancing the Leadership Circle program by spotlighting entities that meet an even higher standard of financial transparency by adding the Platinum Award level.

We will award Leadership Circle designees with a certificate reflecting their Circle Award level: platinum, gold, silver or bronze.

“Platinum” spotlights entities that go above and beyond providing financial transparency.