Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Birdville ISD is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. The Transparency Stars program recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data. BISD received two Transparency Stars under the new program.
The first star was awarded in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities 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, Birdville 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 BISD a star 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. Local government entities can apply for stars in the areas of:
- Traditional Finances
- Contracts and Procurement
- Economic Development
- Public Pensions
- Debt Obligations
After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, remaining stars may be awarded in any order.
In addition to the star for Traditional Finances, BISD also received a star for Debt Obligations.
For more information on the program, including specific guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars website.