In College Station, Texas. Mike Ball is Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations of the College Station Independent School District. The district spends more per student than average in Texas. Its students outperform state and national peers on SAT and ACT exams. Their fiscal policies put them in the unfortunate position of having to give back some of the state revenues.
(The parks department zoned to the school has boys and girls swim teams named the College Station Tsunamis.)