Meritorious Budget Award Acknowledges CBE’s Excellence in Budget Preparation

Jan. 14, 2019


The Board of Trustees accepts the Meritorious Budget Award with Chief Superintendent Chris Usih and members of the CBE finance team.

Chief Superintendent Chris Usih presented the Board of Trustees with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) today for excellence in the preparation and issuance of the 2018-19 Students Come First budget. It is the third year in a row the CBE has received the award. Superintendent Chris Usih presented the Board of Trustees with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) today for excellence in the preparation and issuance of the 2018-19 Students Come First budget. It is the third year in a row the CBE has received the award.

Usih noted that the MBA acknowledges the CBE’s commitment to transparency and communication with our public. The CBE was one of only four Canadian jurisdictions to qualify for the award last year.
The MBA promotes a board’s skills in developing an effective budget presentation, compliance with clear budget presentation guidelines, commitment to the community through a reader-friendly budget document, and adherence to nationally recognized budget presentation standards.

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.

The MBA is awarded by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), a professional organization that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources.