For the ninth consecutive year, the Francis Howell School District has won the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International.
The award is conferred only to school systems that have met or exceeded the Meritorious Budget Award criteria. The award was for the 2014-15 budget, prepared by Chief Financial Officer Kevin Supple with assistance from Director of Finance Cindy Reilmann and the finance department staff.
The 2014-15 budget includes over 400 pages and contains not only the official budget, but also background and summary materials. The budget material is presented via narratives, charts and graphs to aid in understanding. All material is prepared and released with the preliminary budget to ensure that both the Board of Education and the public have complete information as they discuss and make decisions on programming and staffing for the coming year. The final document is adjusted and revised to reflect any changes made in the preliminary budget, and hundreds of hours go into its preparation.