BUDGET TRANSPARENCY SALUTED BY COMPTROLLER
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has awarded the district a Leadership Circle Award for budget transparency, the first such award for the district.
Administrators presented to the board the proposed $718 million 2010-11 budget in February, months earlier than budgets have been presented in years past. Then district officials hosted a series of community forums and surveyed residents on the proposed budget, which will be adopted next month.
“We … worked hard to present the budget in a way that gave stakeholders the opportunity to have input in a meaningful way,” said Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley-Abram. “This honor suggests that our efforts were successful.”