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Friendswood Independent School District
Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Friendswood Independent School District Board of Trustees, during a special meeting on Monday, held a public hearing to receive comments regarding the district’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, or FIRST, rating.

Each school district is required to hold a public hearing within two months of receiving a final FIRST rating. The rating system assesses the quality of financial management in Texas public schools. Friendswood ISD received an “Above Standard” Achievement rating.

The rating is determined on 22 separate indicators, including fund balance, bond indebtedness per student, and audit results. FIRST Presentation

No comments were received during the public hearing.

The school board voted unanimously to approve the second reading of changes to Policy DH Local. The policy relates to the use of electronic media, such as text messaging in schools. The updated policy allows for instructors to text message students involved in extracurricular activities. The policy requires that the teacher include one of the student’s parents as a recipient of the message or retain a printable copy of the message.

No other items were on the agenda. All members were present. 

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