For seventh straight year, Chesterfield County Schools’ budget team recognized for excellence in budget presentation

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Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Budget Office recently earned its seventh consecutive Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), a professional education association that supports school business professionals.

The Meritorious Budget Award promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation practices. Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Budget Office was awarded this honor for its excellence in the preparation and issuance of the school division’s Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget. This prestigious award is presented to school districts that meet or exceed the program’s rigorous criteria.

“The School Board remains committed to being fiscally responsible and transparent in how we are spending the taxpayer’s investment in public education,” School Board Chair Debbie Bailey said. “It remains our intention to engage the community in discussions about the funding necessary to best support our students, staff members and schools while doing so in a manner that is easy to understand.”

“Chesterfield County Public Schools prides itself on providing an in-depth budget document that ensures that our budget information is accessible and clearly reflects the academic and operational priorities our community has identified as essential for our school division,” Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty added. “This prestigious award recognizes the commitment our budget staff makes to effectively communicate our budget funds to all community members who are interested in learning how they are supporting amazing learning experiences in remarkable learning environments.”

School divisions across the country successfully demonstrating that they have met stringent program requirements may earn this distinguished honor.

“Districts that apply to the MBA or Pathway to the MBA programs recognize the importance of presenting a high-quality, easy-to-understand budget internally and to the community,” ASBO International Executive Director David J. Lewis explains. “By participating in the programs, not only do districts have access to the tools and resources they need to communicate the district’s goals and objectives clearly, they demonstrate their commitment to upholding nationally recognized budget presentation standards.”

About ASBO International 

Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) 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.  Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at

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