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School District 42 takes home award for budget presentation

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 is once again being recognized for its excellence in budget presentation.

The district received the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2020-21 fiscal year after the documents were reviewed by a panel of school financial professionals with the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The honour is issued annually to school districts that excel in clearly presenting their goals and objectives while demonstrating a commitment to upholding nationally recognized standards.

“The quality of the budget documents in our district is truly outstanding. This recognition is well-deserved and I congratulate everyone who worked on the document,” said Board Chairperson Korleen Carreras.

This is not the first time School District No. 42 has won an award for its budget presentation.

During the 2018-19 budget year, the district was the first in British Columbia to receive the MBA, after successfully meeting the program requirements. It received the award again the following year for its work on the 2019-20 budget.

“We work hard to prepare fulsome and easy-to-understand budget documents for our community, and are proud to receive this formal acknowledgment of our efforts,” said Secretary Treasurer Flavia Coughlan. “A sincere thank you to all the departments – including finance, education, and communications – who helped shape this document.”

ASBO was founded in 1910 and represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide.

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