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School system receives fourth award for financial efficiency
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For the fourth year in a row, Forsyth County Schools has been awarded a “5-out-of-5 Star” financial efficiency rating from the Georgia Department of Education.

According to a release from the school system, the “5-out-of-5 Star” rating is the highest possible financial award that a system can receive and among Metro-Atlanta or large Georgia districts, Forsyth County Schools was the only system awarded the rating.

“We deeply value the trust our stakeholders have in us to educate the children of Forsyth County,” said Forsyth County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden in the release. “Their financial investment is not only for today, but for the future. Our staff members work diligently to meet the needs of every child.”

In the release, it states that the financial efficiency star rating provides a measure of a district’s “per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students.”

The release also states that the rating is based on a three-year average of spending per student and the district’s College and Career Readiness Percentage Index (CCRPI) score, awarded with stars from one half stars to five stars.

“A five-star district can be described as having strong academic outcomes and lower levels of expenditures in comparison with other districts,” the release states.