TYLER — For the fourth year in a row, Tyler ISD earned recognition for financial transparency. The Texas Comptroller awarded Tyler ISD the Gold Leadership Circle Award, the highest recognition given to local governments that set the bar for financial transparency.
Following the guidelines set by the Texas Comptroller Leadership Program, Tyler ISD has worked to become financially transparent by opening its books to the public; providing clear, consistent pictures of spending; and sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information.
“Over the past few years Tyler ISD has worked to become even more financially transparent.” Tyler ISD Chief Financial Officer Tosha Bjork said. “Taxpayers deserve to know how the District is spending their money. It is an honor to receive this award.”
This award represents one of Tyler ISD’s Core Beliefs: Effective and responsible utilization of the community’s resources is fundamental in educating children. It is Tyler ISD’s responsibility to allocate District resources to meet the needs of all students while maintaining the high level of fiscal responsibility, efficiency and integrity.
Tyler ISD provides information on financial transparency electronically on its website, tylerisd.org. The information includes check registers, monthly payroll summaries, annual financial reports and district credit card transactions. The information is updated on a regular basis by Tyler ISD staff.