We are proud to announce the Hilliard City School District has received the 2020–2021 Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) from the Association of School Business Officials International. This is the 15th year in a row Hilliard has won this award, a true reflection of the district’s commitment to fiscal integrity.
The Pathway to the MBA promotes and recognizes the best budget presentation practices in school districts. Treasurer Brian Wilson submits the applications and 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.
“Districts that apply to the MBA programs recognize the importance of presenting a high-quality, easy-to-understand budget internally and to the community,” 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.”