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CPS recognized for award-winning budget (posted 8/30/17)

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Columbia Public Schools with the 2017-18 Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and is conferred only to school districts whose budgets have undergone a rigorous review by professional auditors and have met or exceeded the program's stringent criteria.


"School business officials are responsible for ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, and that the district budget reflects student priorities and needs," says ASBO International Executive Director John Musso. "The MBA program helps applicants create an accessible, accurate budget that builds trust with their community. This award recognizes districts that have made it clear they want students at the center of their fiscal plan and vision."


Founded in 1910, ASBO International is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business management. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at