School District Earns Meritorious Budget Award


The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2016–2017 budget year. 

The MBA 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. 

Voya Financial, Inc. ® is honored to sponsor the MBA and the Pathway to the MBA program for the 12th consecutive year. 

Voya Financial, Inc. ®, a top provider of retirement plans for the academic community, is an ASBO International strategic partner and exclusive sponsor of the Meritorious Budget Award. 

“Voya has a long history of supporting the school business profession, and we are honored to recognize this year’s Meritorious Budget Award winners,” said Heather Lavallee, President of Tax-Exempt Markets for Voya Financial. “Like our award winners, Voya also shares in their pursuit of excellence. We are committed to offering the best solutions to help our nation’s educators and school officials prepare for retirement, so they can focus on helping their students prepare for a bright future.” 

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About ASBO International

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.