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ASBO awards school Division for excellence in budget presentation

On Oct. 27, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) recognized Lethbridge School Division for excellence in budget presentation with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2021/2022 budget year.
ASBO International’s MBA and Pathway to the MBA promote and recognize best budget presentation practices in school divisions. Participants submit their applications and budget documents to a panel of school financial professionals who review the materials for compliance with the MBA Criteria Checklist and other requirements and provide expert feedback that districts can use to improve their budget documents.
Divisions that successfully demonstrate they have met the necessary program requirements may earn either the MBA or Pathway to the MBA (Pathway). Pathway is an introductory program that allows districts to ease into full MBA compliance.
“Districts that apply to the MBA or Pathway to the MBA programs recognize the importance of presenting a high-quality, easy-to-understand budget internally and to the community,” ASBO International Executive Director David J. Lewis explains. “By participating in the programs, not only do districts have access to the tools and resources they need to communicate the district’s goals and objectives clearly, they demonstrate their commitment to upholding nationally recognized budget presentation standards.”