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January 22, 2013

WISD receives ‘clean’ audit

From Staff Reports

Weatherford ISD Board members were pleased to hear Thursday the district has again received a “clean, unqualified opinion” from its recent financial audit by Snow Garrett Williams.

During Thursday’s board of trustees meting, Gary Snow, a partner in the Snow Garrett Williams accounting firm, said the district posted a 100 percent score on its Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating.

“A few years ago, the district’s fund balance was below the state’s recommendation of about three months of working capital,” Snow said. “But now, Weatherford ISD has about three and a half months of working capital, and I commend the board and school administrators for getting this fund balance back on track.”

The Wright stuff

Wright Elementary Principal Joy Bailey provided a campus report on the many “wonderful” things happening at her school.

“Some of our foundations for continuous improvement have been implementing the ‘Capturing Kids’ Hearts’ initiative as well as practicing the elements of ‘The Fundamental 5,’” Bailey said. “Also, ‘Crossing the Line’ has played an integral part in student learning so far this school year.”

Bailey said Wright Elementary has 642 students with a diverse population. The campus also serves as a regional day school for the deaf (Deaf Ed program) where students throughout the Parker County area come to learn.

Bailey also bragged on the members of the Wright Flight Crew, a group of fifth and sixth grade students who provide leadership for the entire student body.

“Just before the holiday break, our Flight Crew members packaged over 12,000 meals as part of the Kids Against Hunger campaign,” Bailey said. “They continue to do marvelous things for both our school and the community.”

Personnel overview

In other action, Weatherford ISD Executive Director of Human Resources Richard Crosby provided a Work System Review over his department.

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