Published: Aug 11, 2010 7:18 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 11, 2010 4:18 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools was informed that it has received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO.) The award is for the 2008/09 fiscal year’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR.)

This award represents a significant achievement by the District and reflects the commitment to meet the highest standards of school financial reporting. In order to receive this award, specific guidelines for the effective, high quality financial reporting recognized by school business officials across North America must be met. ASBO spent many years developing and establishing the rigorous award criteria with the goal to improve the quality of school entities  financial reporting.

“Thanks and congratulations go to our budget and financial services staff for all they do for our District,” said Dr. James Browder, Superintendent of Schools. “Their work continues to bring a feeling of continued confidence to all our stakeholders in relation to the District’s financial reporting credibility.”

The Certificate of Excellence Award is only conferred to school districts that have met or exceeded the program’s criteria and is the only award program specifically designed for school entities’ financial reporting.