The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) recently recognized Owen J. Roberts School District for excellence in budget presentation with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for fiscal year 2022–2023. Pictured from left to right is Senior Staff Accountant, Sue Chambers, and Director of Finance, Beth Polinski. Not pictured is Chief Financial Officer, Jaclin B. Krumrine, and Administrative Specialist, Kathy Troutman.
ASBO International’s MBA and introductory Pathway to the MBA programs promote and recognize excellence in school budget presentation. Program participation enhances school business officials’ skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school system budget.
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 meet the stringent program requirements may earn either the MBA or Pathway to the MBA (Pathway). Pathway is an introductory program that allows districts to ease into full MBA compliance.