Department of Business & Finance

Brenham Independent School District officials announced that the district has earned a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system for the 2019 fiscal year. The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest demonstrating the quality of Brenham ISD’s financial management and reporting system. 

This is the 17th year of School FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by Texas Education Agency (TEA) in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and amendments under House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system. 

School FIRST ratings are based on fifteen financial indicators, such as administrative cost expenditures, the accuracy of a district’s financial information submitted to TEA, and any financial vulnerabilities or material weaknesses in internal controls as determined by an external auditor. Brenham ISD received a perfect score on all fifteen indicators and earned an overall rating of 100 on a scale of 1-100. 

Brenham ISD Superintendent, Dr. Tylor Chaplin said, “This rating is a reflection of the great job our school board and administrative staff does to ensure we are being as efficient with taxpayer dollars as possible while providing for the needs of our students.” 

 Name & Email  Position  Contact Number
 Thad Lasater Chief Financial Officer  979-277-3710
 Shannon Jezierski Accounts Payable, Athletic Fund  979-277-3700 x2110
 Cheryl Joswiak Human Resource Liaison/ Benefits  979-277-3700 x2108
 Jessica Allen Payroll Specialist, Workers Comp  979-277-3700 x2111
 Amy Hatfield Bookkeeper, Accounting  979-277-3700 x2112
 Teresa Peddy Purchasing, Activity Fund  979-277-3700 x2106