• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019

District recognized for excellence in budget presentation


Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036

Columbus, GA – The Muscogee County School District Division of Financial Services was recently recognized by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for excellence in budget presentation with the Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2018–2019 budget year. This marks the first year of the District receiving this award. Eight districts across the nation were named recipients; the District is the only award program participant in the state.

According to a recent release from ASBO, the International’s MBA and Pathway to the MBA promote and recognize best budget presentation practices in school districts. Participants submit applications and budget documents to a panel of school financial professionals who review the materials for compliance with the MBA Criteria Checklist along with other requirements. Districts that successfully demonstrate they have met the necessary program requirements may earn either the MBA or Pathway to the MBA, an introductory program that allows districts to ease into full MBA compliance.

ASBO is a non-profit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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