Feb 10, 2020

Pickerington Schools Wins 2019–2020 Meritorious Budget Award

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Pickerington Schools is the recipient of the 2019–2020 Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). 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. “Participating in the MBA and Pathway programs provides districts with important tools and resources they need to communicate the district’s goals and objectives clearly and illustrates their commitment to adhering to nationally recognized budget presentation standards.”

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