Lee’s Summit R-7 School District earns Meritorious Budget Award from national organization

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District was selected to receive the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation by the Association of School Business Officials International. The award recognizes the district’s budget for the 2017-18 school year, and the school district also received the award for the previous school year.

According to the national organization, the Meritorious Budget Award promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation while acknowledging 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. The award is sponsored by Voya Financial, Inc.  

“School business officials are responsible for ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and that the district budget reflects student priorities and needs,” said John Musso, Association of School Business Officials International executive director. “The program helps applicants create an accessible, accurate budget that builds trust with their community.”

The Lee’s Summit R-7 budget is available on the school district’s website at www.lsr7.org.

About ASBO International
ASBO International, founded in 1910, is a professional organization of 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources.  For more information about the Meritorious Budget Award or Pathway to the MBA, visit asbointl.org/MBA.

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