LWSD’s budget earns Meritorious Budget Award

The award reflects the district’s strategic goal of being fiscally responsible.

Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2017-18 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts.

Last year, LWSD received the Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award for the 2016-17 budget. The Pathway was the first step towards earning the full Meritorious Budget Award.

“We’re accountable to the community for responsible use of funding,” said Dr. Traci Pierce, LWSD superintendent, in a press release. “We’re proud to be recognized for our efforts to be transparent in our financial reporting. Our budget staff works hard to prepare easy-to-read and understand budget reports for our community, and I appreciate all of their efforts.”

“This award reflects our district’s commitment to sound fiscal management and budgetary policies,” said associate superintendent Barbara Posthumus in a press release. “This budget document helps us to be transparent to our community on how we use their tax dollars.”

The ASBO reviewer comments added, “LWSD has provided sufficient information for the lay-person as well as the detail-oriented expert to understand the budgeting process used by the district and detailed information about the various funds and their uses. The district is to be complimented for its efforts.”

Anyonw can view the 2017-18 budget on the LWSD website.

For more information about the Meritorious Budget Award or Pathway to the MBA, visit asbointl.org/MBA.