District 191 wins Meritorious Budget Award
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 recently received the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for 2023-24 from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International. The award recognizes excellence in preparing the 2023-24 budget and the district’s commitment to fiscal transparency.
ASBO International’s MBA and introductory Pathway to the MBA programs promote and recognize excellence in school budget presentation. Program participation enhances school business officials’ skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school system budget. Participants submit their budget documents to a panel of school financial professionals who review the materials for compliance with the MBA criteria checklist and other requirements and provide expert feedback that districts can use to improve their budget documents.
District 191 was commended for its budget documents prepared and presented by the Finance Department that “contain(ed) excellent spreadsheets, charts, and graphs to help the reader fully grasp the data presented” and for presenting “comprehensive information to allow the layperson to understand its budgeting process.”
“I’m happy that we were able to provide a solid budget book for the community,” district Finance Director Tyler Dehne said. “The finance team did its best to put together a book that provides more information than ever on how the district is funded and how the money is spent.”