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Calculating Charter FIRST Online Course


Charter FIRST is the financial accountability for Charters; it is as important as the academic accountability. TEA will use the audited fiscal year end number for 2020 to calculate 2018-2019 Charter FIRST. We will use projected year end 18-19. This 19-20 rating will utilize the 15 indicators. Act now while you are still “producing” the financials…project your FIRST rating while you have time to make necessary adjustments. Register NOW before your audit is final to calculate your Charter FIRST 18-19 rating. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the 15 indicators and how they are calculated, or where the data is collected. This knowledge will help ensure your charter passes Charter FIRST. A Charter FIRST failure can be the first step in charter closure by TEA. No prerequisite necessary.

Credit Information

Charter School Success (CSS) provides Continuing Education units for TEA, TASBO, and CPA certification in conjunction with their ongoing professional guidelines.

  • 60 TEA minutes in School Finance
  • 1 TASBO CPE credit
  • 1 CAP CPE credit in Other
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