Thomas Ratliff

P.O. Box 232 State Board of Education tel: (903 !"!#""90
$t. Pleasant% T& !'(') *ice#+hairman ,,,.thomasratliff.com
FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CHARTERS – PART 2
Previously, I released soe i!"ora#io! a$ou# su%eri!#e!de!# salaries "or &'ar#er s&'ools
&o%ared #o salaries "or su%eri!#e!de!#s o" IS(s a&ross Te)as* (ue #o #'e over+'eli!,
res%o!se, I o""er Par# 2 #o y "i!a!&ial &o%ariso!s $e#+ee! IS(s a!d &'ar#er s&'ools i! Te)as*
Te)as %u$li& s&'ools -$o#' IS(s a!d C'ar#er S&'ools. are easured $y soe#'i!, &alled #'e
/FIRST0 ra#i!,s* T'is s#a!ds "or /Fi!a!&ial I!#e,ri#y Ra#i!, Sys#e o" Te)as0 a!d i# +as
develo%ed a!d i%lee!#ed a!d is !o+ oversee! $y #'e Te)as Edu&a#io! A,e!&y*
1'a# does #'is ea!2 I# is a +ay "or #'e S#a#e o" Te)as #o o!i#or 'o+ s&'ool dis#ri&#s s%e!d
#'eir o!ey #o e!sure a)iu u#ili3a#io! o" s#a#e a!d lo&al "i!a!&ial resour&es*
I" you +a!# #o see #'e !u$ers "or yoursel", you &a! ,o #o #'e "ollo+i!, TEA +e$si#es4
'##%455+++*#ea*s#a#e*#)*us5i!de)6*as%)2id789:6 ; %u$li& s&'ools
'##%455+++*#ea*s#a#e*#)*us5i!de)6*as%)2id7:6<= ; &'ar#er s&'ools
T'e FIRST ra#i!, sys#e 'as =< di""ere!# &ri#eria "or ra!>i!, #'e /i!#e,ri#y0 o" a s&'ool dis#ri&#?s
"i!a!&es* T'ese &ri#eria ra!,e "ro asse# $ala!&e, de"aul# o! de$#, #'e ra#io o" lia$ili#ies #o asse#s,
de$# rela#ed e)%e!ses, ra#io o" s#ude!#s #o #ea&'ers, ra#io o" s#ude!#s #o #o#al s#a"", e#&*
I o""er #'e "ollo+i!, 'i,'li,'#s "ro #'e 2@==;=2 s&'ool year FIRST ra#i!,s4
Pu$li& S&'ools -IS(s. C'ar#er S&'ools
A Pass Fail Pass Fail
8 =@@*@B @*@B <9*@B 2*@B
=6 <<*9B @*2B C:*8B 68*2B
=C <2*DB D*8B <=*:B 9*6B
=: <C*DB 6*8B 9C*8B =6*DB
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3 Default on debt
14 Administrative Cost Ratio
15 Ratio of Students to Teachers
16 Ratio of Students to Total Staff
This means 56% of charter schools spent MORE on “administrative costs” than the state
threshold (FAI!" #hile $$%&% of I'(s spent E'' than the threshold ()A''!%
No# %ri!#ed or ailed a# s#a#e e)%e!se
Fis&al A&&ou!#a$ili#y – Par# 2
Pa,e 2
Eus# i! &ase you #'i!> I? o!ly lis#i!, #'ose &ri#eria +'ere IS(s &o%are +ell #o &'ar#er s&'ools,
le# e %oi!# ou# #'a# IS(s ou#ra!> &'ar#er s&'ools o! =: o" #'e =< &ri#eria*
T'e las# &o%ariso! I +ould li>e #o $ri!, #o your a##e!#io! is #'e overall %ass5"ail ra#es "or #'e
FIRST sys#e* Te)a!s love a si%le, easy #o u!ders#a!d ra#i!, sys#e "or our s&'ools* 1e ra!>
our a&adei& a&'ievee!# +i#' a! A;F ra#i!, a!d +e ra!> #'e "i!a!&ial i!#e,ri#y +i#' a %ass5"ail
ra#i!,* So, 'ere you ,o*
Pass5Fail FIRST ra#i!, IS(s C'ar#er
Pass <9*:B 9C*9B
Fail =*6B =8*2B
T'is &'ar# i!di&a#es #'a# a%%ro)ia#ely <<B o" IS(s PASSE( #'e s#a#e?s FIRST ra#i!,, +'ile
=8B o" &'ar#er s&'ools FAILE( #'e ra#i!, "or "i!a!&ial i!#e,ri#y*
1'e! you lis#e! #o ele&#ed o""i&ials or o#'er i!#eres# ,rou%s &o%are &'ar#er s&'ools #o IS(s, i#?s
i%or#a!# #o %ull $a&> #'e &ur#ai! a!d loo> a# ALL o" #'e i!"ora#io! "or &o%ariso!*
I 'o%e you "i!d #'is i!"ora#io! 'el%"ul a!d e!li,'#e!i!,*
No# %ri!#ed or ailed a# s#a#e e)%e!se

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