Dysart Unified School District has once again received awards for meeting high standards on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is the 27th consecutive year Dysart has received the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) award, and 18th consecutive year that Dysart has achieved the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) award.
“We take great care to ensure the fidelity of our financial reports,” said Ken Hicks, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations. “It is an honor to receive these awards that reflect Dysart’s dedication to transparency and accountability to our local taxpayers.”
ASBO awarded Dysart Schools with the Certificate of Excellence (COE) in Financial Reporting, for meeting high standards for financial reporting and transparency. By participating in the ASBO COE program, school districts demonstrate their commitment to financial transparency and excellence in financial reporting. The CAFR must inform stakeholders about the financial and economic state of the district, and be a communications tool to engage with the community.
Additionally, Dysart received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the GFOA. The GFOA Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by an organization and its management. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, an organization must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This report must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.
The awards were presented to the Dysart Unified School District Governing Board at the August 25 board meeting. Dysart budget and financial reports are always available for viewing at Dysart.org/Budget.
About Dysart Schools
Dysart has been serving the Northwest Phoenix Metropolitan community since 1920, and now serves nearly 24,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. The district encompasses 140 square miles, serving parts of El Mirage, Glendale, Surprise, Youngtown, and Maricopa County. The district is home to four K-4 elementary schools, four middle schools serving grades 5-8, 12 K-8 elementary schools, four comprehensive high schools, a preschool, and one alternative program.
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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at asbointl.org.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.