HOUSTON, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - Harmony Public Schools, Texas’ largest charter school network, is proud to announce that all seven of its districts again received a superior financial rating from the Texas Education Agency.
This is the third year in a row Harmony has received the agency’s highest financial rankings under the revised Charter Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). The 100-point scale assesses a district’s working capital, timely tax payments, and debt service coverage, among other factors. The ranking is designed to encourage public schools to use taxpayer funds for instructional purposes as much as possible.
“This is continued proof of our transparency and efficacy with state tax dollars,” said Dr. Soner Tarim, CEO of Harmony Public Schools, “It’s also a strong acknowledgment of Harmony’s commitment to maintain a standard of excellence in every area of our organization, most importantly providing the best education possible to Texas students.”
For the 2017-2018 school year, Harmony will open six more schools in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Laredo, and Brownsville, bringing the number of campuses to 54 statewide with a total enrollment of 37,000 students.
About Harmony Public Schools
Harmony Public Schools is a system of 54 high performing K-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 54 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.
(News release from Harmony Public Schools)
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