Jan 12, 2021

PLSD Wins 2020-21 Meritorious Budget Award

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Pickerington Schools is the recipient of the 2020–2021 Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for the submission of our FY 21 Budget Document. The award recognizes the district for excellence in budget presentation.

ASBO International’s MBA and Pathway to the MBA promote and recognize best budget presentation practices in school districts. 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.

“Districts that apply to the MBA or Pathway to the MBA programs recognize the importance of presenting a 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.”

This is the district’s second year receiving the award and is a true reflection of the commitment to fiscal integrity.