NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2011
CONTACT: Jonathan Frey
(832) 386-1231
jfrey@galenaparkisd.com

GPISD Wins Gold from Texas Comptroller

       The Galena Park ISD Financial Department earned the Texas Comptroller's Leadership Circle Gold award for financial transparency . The department's website achieved a near perfect score from the Comptroller. GPISD received recognition for their online check register, financial reports and budget being clearly transparent and readily available to the public.

       The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. The recognition is awarded to districts who open their books to the public, provide clear and consistent pictures of spending, and share information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information.

Texas Transparency Website (award breakdown listed)

Financial Department

Superintendent Dr. Angi Williams presents Board of Trustees recognition to Vikas Chaphekar, Mike Ball and Yvonne Johnson.