DMPS Earns Meritorious Budget Award from ASBO

Thomas Harper, the schools district's CFO, oversees the budget and finance operations.

Thomas Harper, the schools district’s CFO, oversees the budget and finance operations.

RESTON, VA – The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Des Moines Independent Community School District its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2015–2016 budget year. It is the first time DMPS has been presented with the honor.

The Meritorious Budget Awards (MBA) program promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and enhances 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.

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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 MBA award, visit ASBO’s website: