ERIC Number: ED399627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Standards of Excellence in Budget Presentation.
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) inaugurated the Meritorious Budget Awards Program (MBA) in July 1995. ASBO specifically created this program to help school business administrators achieve a standard of excellence in budget presentation. This book is intended to serve as a practical guide to the MBA program and help school business officials prepare an outstanding budget document. The book explains how to apply the MBA criteria and offers real-life examples from exemplary school system budget documents. The first chapter provides background information on the program and offers tips for preparing a successful document and submitting it. Chapter 1 explains the program's general requirements. The remaining four chapters are devoted to each of the four major groupings of award criteria--the introductory, the organizational, the financial, and the informational sections. Each chapter is followed by a checklist and examples from actual budget documents that satisfy those specific criteria. Forty exhibits are included. Appendices list criteria for the meritorious budget award. (LMI)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Budgets, Charts, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Graphs, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Money Management, Professional Associations, Records Management, Reports, School Business Officials, Standards
Association of School Business Officials International, 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190-4232 ($40 nonmember; $30, member).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.