Superintendent defends spending


SBCISD logoSan Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón downplayed on Friday a recent report conducted by the Texas Comptroller’s office, which ranked the district’s spending index as “very high”.

Yet, according to Limón and an online source for the report, the website also indicates that the district shows “Strong Relative Progress”, whereas compared to another school district in the area received a “High” spending index rating and shows “Little Relative Progress”.

“(The information) is available on the website through TEA (Texas Education Agency), or through the Comptroller. The Comptroller’s office has it on their website,” said Limón referring to the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST), which according to examines how “school districts and campuses spend their money – and how this spending translates into student achievement.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 19 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here.

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