The Association of School Business Officials
International (ASBO) has awarded Arlington Public Schools its
Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation.
The award is given only to school districts that have met or exceeded
the Meritorious Budget Award criteria.
This is the seventh year
that APS has received this recognition. To earn this award, the school
district submitted its 2015-16 budget for a rigorous review based on
stringent criteria. The MBA Criteria Checklist provides a foundation for
developing a reader-friendly budget document that:
- Presents clear budget guidelines;
- Promotes communication between departments and the community;
- Encourages short- and long-range budget goals; and
- Supports effective use of educational resources.
by ASBO for school districts, the MBA criteria guide school officials
toward a quality school budget presentation by enhancing the skills of
school officials in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school