December 5, 2016
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that San Angelo ISD is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. Transparency Stars recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data. The district received a star in the area of Traditional Finances for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available.
“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, San Angelo ISD has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s Transparency Stars program,” Hegar said. “I am pleased to award San Angelo their first star in the new program for its accomplishments.”
The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March to recognize cities, counties and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. San Angelo ISD is now the 21st school district (out of 1,025) in the state to achieve the new recognition.
Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Bright sent accolades to the school board for their commitment to do things right and, specifically, staff members Jack Wilcox and Rebecca Hopkins for their efforts toward fulfilling the goals of the program. “There are so many that help make this happen. I am very proud for our employees, the district, and our community members that support the efforts of San Angelo ISD. I know we will continue to work hard and improve every chance we get.”
After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, remaining stars may be awarded in the future. For more information on the program, including specific guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars website.