WSD receives Meritorious Budget Award for second year
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded the Wentzville School District the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation for the second consecutive year. The award is conferred only to districts that have met or exceeded the Meritorious Budget Award criteria.
Last year Wentzville was one of only seven school districts in the state of Missouri to receive the award.
“The MBA recognizes the district’s efforts to inform the community about our financial operations,” said Chief Financial Officer Kari Monsees. “The budget document is more than just dollars and cents, it also explains how resources are generated and allocated for the benefit of our students.”
To earn the award the school district submitted its 2012-13 budget for a rigorous review based on stringent criteria.
Developed by ASBO for school districts, the MBA criteria guide school business officials toward a quality school budget presentation by enhancing the school business officials’ skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school system budget.
“Our goal as business officials is to support the learning process through fiscal responsibility and strong financial practices based on transparency, accountability, and service,” said Director of Accounting Susan Dawson. “The budget supports this goal and is also a way for us to communicate our commitment to a quality education for our students.”
The Association of School Business Officials International, founded in 1910, is a professional association of more than 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.