Your Chamber is proud to be the first five star-rated
chamber of commerce in the state of Texas, and we are thrilled to have in
Irving a five star district!

The Comptroller of the State of Texas, Ms. Susan Combs has
released the new Financial Allocation Study for Texas and the Irving Independent School District is one of only 43
independent school districts or charter schools receiving the ranking of
five-star district!
The Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for
Texas (FAST) examines both academic progress and spending at Texas’ school
districts and individual school campuses.

Each district and campus is assigned a FAST rating of one
to five stars, indicating its success in combining cost-effective spending with
the achievement of measurable student academic progress. Five stars reflects the strongest relative
progress combined with the lowest relative spending.

Additionally, as part of this study, the Comptroller’s research team evaluated the FAST study results to identify
districts that have improved student achievement while keeping expenditures
relatively low.

The full report is available at www.FASTexas.org. And the Dallas Morning
News has the story here.