Boulder Valley School District

BVSD recognized with for sound fiscal management and budgetary policies

ASBO Meritorious Budget Award Logo
Randy Barber

For the eleventh year in a row, the Association of School Business Officials International has recognized Boulder Valley School District for excellence in budget presentation. 

Annually, ASBO International’s Meritorious Budget Award promotes and recognizes the best budget presentation practices in school districts. Recently, the organization notified BVSD that it had once again received ASBO’s Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2018–2019 budget year.

ASBO Meritorious Budget Award Certificate

The Process
Participants submit their 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 successfully demonstrate they have met the necessary program requirements may earn either the MBA or Pathway to the MBA, an introductory program that allows districts to ease into full MBA compliance.

“Districts that apply to the MBA or Pathway to the MBA programs recognize their community needs to be able to easily find and understand important district financial information,” ASBO International’s Executive Director David Lewis explains. “Awarded budget documents are accurate, easy to read, and communicate the district’s goals and objectives. Reviewer comments help districts continually improve their budget presentation—which is one reason districts apply each year.”

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


Image of the ASBO Meritorious Budget Award letter.


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