Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2018/2019 - Page 22

MISD school board members give the Business Services Department a certificate at the December board meeting. MANSFIELD ISD EARNS AWARDS FOR GOOD FINANCIAL PRACTICES M ansfield ISD has once again received two awards that prove its financial practices are among the best in the state. goals and objectives. The MBA also promotes and recognizes best budget presentation practices in school districts. The district earned the Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations – Recognized Status from the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) and the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). It is the third year MISD has received the distinction. To be considered for the MBA, participants submit their budget applications to ASBO’s panel of financial professionals for review. The applications are then assessed for compliance and other requirements. The Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations is given to school districts and education service centers statewide that are committed to following professional standards in the purchasing process. Organizations that earn additional points in the evaluation process receive Recognized Status and are considered the most innovative in Texas. School districts receive the MBA when the review team agrees the budget documentation has met or exceeded the MBA criteria. A team of reviewers evaluated the purchasing department’s various procedures and practices, including organization, policies and procedures, contract operations, staff training and certification, use of technology and communication. The MISD purchasing department will receive formal recognition on Thursday, March 7 at TASBO’s 73rd annual conference in San Antonio. ASBO’s Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) acknowledges the district for having an accessible, accurate and easily understandable 2018-19 budget that communicates the district’s 19 M A NSFIELD ISD.O RG