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Ferguson-Florissant Earns Meritorious Budget Award

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has recently recognized Ferguson-Florissant School District with the 2023-2024 Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation.

“Receiving this award shows that Ferguson-Florissant is committed to using best practices when putting together a financial budget that keeps us aligned with our District goal of being financially responsible,” said Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Dr. Joseph Davis. “It also demonstrates our District and Board of Education’s ongoing dedication to sound fiscal management and budgetary policies.”

ASBO International’s MBA and introductory Pathway to the MBA programs promote and recognize excellence in school budget presentation. Participation in the program enhances school business officials’ skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school system budget.

“This is a good thing for our District, said Cindy Reilmann, assistant superintendent of business services/CFO.  “It exhibits our commitment to excellence in budget presentation and transparency.”

To earn this award, districts 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.

“ASBO International’s MBA program provides school districts with tools and resources to develop a high-quality, easy-to-understand budget to share the district’s goals and objectives internally and with the community,” ASBO International COO/Interim Executive Director Siobhán McMahon, CAE explains. “By participating in the programs, districts demonstrate their commitment to upholding nationally recognized budget presentation standards.”