Meritorious Budget Award 2021-2022

North Penn School District Earns Meritorious Budget Award
Posted on 01/24/2022
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For the seventh year in a row, the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded the North Penn School District (NPSD) its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2021-2022 budget year.

This is the seventh consecutive year that NPSD has earned this award, a true reflection of the district’s commitment to fiscal integrity. During the 2020-2021 school year, only 10 school districts received this award. 

“I would like to specifically  recognize Kristin Johnson, North Penn’s Assistant Director of Business Administration, for her hard work with this project, “ said Steve Skrocki, NPSD Chief Financial Officer. “She, as well as the entire business office, are the reasons why North Penn achieves this award year after year. They understand the importance of communicating our budget to this community.”

ASBO International’s MBA promotes and recognizes best budget presentation practices in school districts. Participants submit their applications and budget documents to a panel of school financial professionals who review the materials for compliance with the MBA Criteria Checklist and other requirements and provide expert feedback that districts can use to improve their budget documents.

Districts that successfully demonstrate they have met the necessary program requirements may earn either the MBA or Pathway to the MBA, an introductory program that allows districts to ease into full MBA compliance.

“Districts that apply to the MBA program recognize the importance of presenting a quality, easy-to-understand budget internally and to the community,” ASBO International Executive Director David J. Lewis explained. “Participating in the MBA program provides districts with important tools and resources they need to communicate the district’s goals and objectives clearly and illustrates their commitment to adhering to nationally recognized budget presentation standards.”

For more information about the MBA award, visit ASBO’s website at