CCISD Earns Highest Finance Honors
Clear Creek Independent School District
Office of Public Information
2425 East Main Street
League City, Texas 77573
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CCISD EARNS HIGHEST FINANCE HONORS
League City – The Clear Creek Independent School District was recently awarded a “Gold Circle Award” from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program. The program recognizes local governments across Texas that meet a high standard for financial transparency online by opening their books to the public, providing clear, consistent pictures of spending, and sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily locate detailed information.
The “Gold Circle Award” is the highest Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle honor. The honor highlights Clear Creek ISD as setting the bar with their transparency efforts by clearly reporting budget, financial reports, and check registers. The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009. “Clear Creek ISD earned a Gold Leadership Circle Award by scoring 13 of fifteen possible points on our ratings criteria,” explained Michelle Luera Regional Representative for the state comptroller’s office.”
The Finance Department of CCISD has also been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. “This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting,” said Director Stephen J. Gautheir, “It represents a significant achievement by Clear Creek ISD.” The District was also awarded the Association of School Business Officials International Meritorious Budget Award for achieving the highest standards of school budgeting. In addition to the Gold Circle award and 2 budget awards, we received ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting and GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
“Over the past three years we’ve saved $9 million,” said Superintendent Greg Smith. “We’ve done that without teacher layoffs and without impacting campus budgets.” “Our mission is to provide the best education we can to all students while keeping administrative costs as low as possible.”