For the second consecutive year, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 has earned the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation (2019/20).
MBA awards are presented annually by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) to promote and recognize best budget presentation practices in school districts.
Last year, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows became the first school district in British Columbia to win this award.
In order to qualify for an award, school districts must 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. School districts that successfully meet the necessary program requirements may earn the MBA.
“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,” said ASBO International executive director David J. Lewis.
ASBO represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide.