City of St. Charles School District receives
Meritorious Budget Award
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (November 17, 2016) - The City of St. Charles School District is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the 2016 Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International.
According ASBO, the Meritorious Budget Award “recognizes excellence in school budget presentation,” and is awarded to districts who successfully complete the Meritorious Budget Award criteria pertaining to fiscal transparency, interdepartmental communication, and clear budget guidelines.
“It’s an honor to receive the Meritorious Budget Award, especially in our first year applying for it,” said Dr. Charles Brazeale, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Technology. “It gives us affirmation that we’re doing right by our taxpayers and community members.”
The 2016-17 City of St. Charles School District financial budget was primarily prepared by Budget Specialist Lavenia Draper, with oversight from Dr. Brazeale and Diane Clubb, Director of Accounting. To judge submissions, the ASBO utilizes a committee of professional accountants and government auditors with specific MBA criteria training in the evaluation of presentation and development of school districts’ budgets.
ASBO International is a professional organization of 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources.