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Meritorious Budget Award won by Arlington ISD News
Posted in , on February 26, 2024

Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation

The Arlington ISD has been honored with a Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for its excellence in budget presentation for the 2023-24 school year.

The award marks the 12th consecutive year the district has received the honor.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” Arlington ISD chief financial officer Darla Moss said. “I am very pleased with our budget and finance team for their continued success in support of our district. The countless hours of work and review of our budget process and financial management has once again been rewarded with this official recognition.”

The award was given by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). Participants submit their 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 show they’ve met the program requirements can apply for either a Meritorious Budget Award MBA or a Pathway to MBA.

 “Presenting a budget that is both accessible and accurate is crucial for school districts to clearly communicate and build trust with their communities,” said Jim Rowan, ASBO International executive director. “The Meritorious Budget Award program provides districts with the resources and tools to do just that, and the districts that receive the award are recognized for their commitment to upholding nationally recognized budget presentation standards.”