Chesterfield County Public Schools wins budget award

Chesterfield County Public Schools won a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International for its FY 2015 budget document.

“This award reflects your district’s commitment to sound fiscal management practices and represents a significant achievement,” wrote Executive Director John Musso.

Meritorious Budget Awards promote and recognize excellence in school budget presentation and enhance school business officials’ skills in developing, analyzing and presenting a school system budget. After a rigorous review by professional auditors, the award is conferred only on school districts that have met or exceeded the program’s stringent criteria that

  • provide understandable and clear budget guidelines
  • define and encourage state-of-the-art budget practices
  • promote short- and long-term goals
  • encourage sound fiscal management practices
  • facilitate professional growth for the school system’s budget staff members

Here are specific comments from the review committee: “The document contains excellent spreadsheets, charts and graphs. The document provides sufficient information for the lay person as well as the detail-oriented expert to understand the budgeting process used by the District and detailed information about the various funds and their uses. [Chesterfield County Public Schools] is to be complimented for its efforts.”

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The award-winning budget is available here: mychesterfieldschools.com/wp-content/uploads/budget_files/fy2015/CCPSFY15AdoptedBudget.pdf.