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Staff Development Day-Student Holiday
Date: 10/12/2015
School Board Meeting
Date: 10/15/2015, 7 PM
Location: GISD Administration Building
End of the Second Six Weeks
Date: 10/30/2015
Beginning of the Third Six Weeks
Date: 11/2/2015
Early Release Day-Students Only
Date: 11/11/2015

News and Announcements

Giddings ISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

Giddings Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “P”for “Passed” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The “Passed” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Giddings ISD’s financial management and reporting system.

This is the 13th year of School FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999. Major changes to the School FIRST system were implemented by the Texas Education Agency in August 2015 that combined financial indicators with financial solvency indicators, in accordance with House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.

“We are very pleased with Giddings ISD’s School FIRST rating,” said Giddings ISD Superintendent Roger Dees. This rating shows that our district is making the most of our taxpayers’ dollars. This rating shows that Giddings’s schools are accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results cost-effectively and efficiently.” The Texas Education Agency converted Schools FIRST to a two-tier rating system of either “P”for “Pass” or “F” for “Substandard Achievement” for the 2014-2015 rating year. Prior to the 2014-2015 rating year, the Schools FIRST accountability rating system assigned one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being “Superior Achievement,” followed by “Above-Standard Achievement,” “Standard Achievement” and “Substandard Achievement.”

Giddings ISD achieved the rating of Superior Achievement for the 2013-2014 rating year.

GISD is Mourning the Loss of Mr. Jeff Dock

All of Giddings ISD is mourning the passing of Jeff Dock. Mr. Dock passed away at his home on September 27, 2015.

Mr. Dock was employed by the Giddings Independent School District for 23 years having served as Giddings Middle School Assistant Principal from 1992-1995, Giddings Elementary School Principal from 1995-1997, and Giddings Intermediate School Principal from 1997-2007. Since 2007, he served a variety of roles including Giddings ISD Director of Support Services and Interim Superintendent. He was currently the District’s Business Manager. He was known for his kindness, compassion, and positive nature. Mr. Dock will be missed by all.