Meritorious Budget Award & Pathway to the MBA

Awarding Budget Presentation Excellence

The Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) and Pathway to the MBA, an introductory program for first- and second-time applicants, recognize excellence in school budget presentation while enhancing your skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a clear and effective budget.

As the fiscal leader for your district, you understand the importance of presenting an accurate and transparent budget year after year. Add your school district to the growing list of districts that have earned this coveted recognition.

Apply for the MBA or Pathway to the MBA!

Best Practices in Budget Development

Applying for the MBA or the Pathway to the MBA not only improves your budget, it also helps you gain credibility for your district's fiscal responsibility.

By working through the MBA Criteria Checklist, you will discover best practices in budgeting that will improve your budget's accuracy and transparency—building your stakeholders' confidence in your district's finance office.

The MBA Criteria Checklist provides a foundation for developing a reader-friendly budget document that
  • Presents clear budget guidelines.
  • Promotes communication between departments and the community.
  • Encourages short- and long-range budget goals.
  • Supports effective use of educational resources.
Questions? Email us or call 866.682.2729 x7067.

Thank you to Voya Financial® for generously sponsoring the Meritorious Budget Award and Pathway to the MBA, helping ASBO International recognize excellence in school budget development and presentation for more than 15 years.