All MISD Schools Meet State Standard in Accountability
n a preliminary report released by the Texas
Education Agency (TEA), all Mansfield ISD
campuses received the Met Standard state rating,
which is the highest rating possible.
The TEA rates schools as Met Standard, Met
Alternative Standard or Improvement Required.
The ratings are based on student achievement
(Index 1), student progress (Index 2), closing
performance gaps (Index 3) and postsecondary
readiness (Index 4).
In order to earn a rating of Met Standard or Met
Alternative Standard, a campus or district must
meet the target on either Index 1 or Index 2 plus
meet the targets on Index 3 and Index 4.
Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met
Standard are eligible to earn distinction designations in
Statewide, 95.5 percent of Texas public school districts
met the state accountability standard compared to 83.6
percent of Texas charter operators.
MISD Earns Prestigious Awards for Financial Excellence
or the third consecutive year, Mansfield ISD has
been awarded the highest recognitions from two
organizations for its commitment to fiscal integrity,
responsibility and transparency.
MISD received the Certificate of Achievement
for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the
Government Finance Officers Association of the
United States and Canada (GFOA) and the Certificate
of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the
Association of School Business Officials International
(ASBO). The awards were given for MISD’s 2015
comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
ASBO also awarded MISD with its Pathway to the
Meritorious Budget Award, which recognized the
district’s excellence and clarity in school budget
presentation for the 2015-16 budget year.
“Financial responsibility and reporting is a duty
we in the MISD Business Services office take very
seriously,” said Dr. Karen Wiesman, associate
superintendent of business and finance. “We strive
to be efficient with our resources so that the focus
can be on student success, and it is truly an honor for
organizations like the GFOA and ASBO to recognize
us for doing that.”
The employees of the MISD Business Services
department will be formally recognized at an upcoming
board meeting for their accomplishments.
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