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Little Elm ISD Earns Prestigious Award of Excellence

Little Elm ISD Earns Prestigious Award of Excellence
Little Elm ISD is the recipient of the 2024 Excellence in Financial Management Award

Austin, TX – Little Elm ISD is proud to be among the elite group of educational institutions recognized by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) with the prestigious Award of Excellence in Financial Management. Established in 2020, the award is given to Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that show professional standards, best practices, and innovations in financial management and reporting.  

The criteria to qualify for the Award of Excellence in Financial Management is stringent, based on financial accounting and reporting guidelines identified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG). Applicants must submit documents across 11 key areas, which are reviewed by a TASBO accounting subcommittee.  

“These organizations have gone above and beyond to demonstrate transparency by meticulously documenting their districts’ policies and procedures,” said Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director. “Not only have they showcased the ways they monitor spending, improve budgeting, implement controls, and enhance financial reporting, but they have shared their best practices with colleagues throughout Texas, helping even more educational organizations to better utilize taxpayer dollars.”  

Members of the district’s finance team will be honored at an awards reception sponsored by Frontline Education in Houston on February 21 during the 2024 TASBO annual conference.  

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