District 146 recognized for financial excellence for 23rd consecutive year

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

District 146 Board member Dean Casper

By: Brandon Harris

SSG: May 30th: Community Consolidated School District 146, which serves parts of Orland Park, Tinley Park, and Oak Forest, has been recognized by the Association of School Business Officials International with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. It marks the or the 23rd consecutive year the district has been given the distinction.

Auditors with ASBO International, a nonprofit organization, review a district's comprehensive annual financial report, and if they meet stringent requirements, districts are eligible for the Certificate of Excellence.

"The Certificate of Excellence's mission is to promote and recognize excellence in financial reporting," said ASBO International Director of Recognition Programs Molly Barrie in a statement. "The report informs parents and other stakeholders about the financial and economic state of the district, making it an important tool for building trust and engaging with the school community."

ASBO International represents 30,000 school business professionals worldwide and provides programs, services and a network of professionals that promote the highest standards in school business.

"I have been a volunteer in District 146, either on the support committees or the Board of Education, since 1993," said District 146 Board member Dean Casper. "Everyone associated with our great district worked very hard to achieve this great accomplishment and even harder to maintain fiscal excellence for nearly a quarter century, an amazing feat."

Casper continued, "When you think about all the challenges that school district have faced since 1996, maintaining fiscal excellence through good times and bad, it is a tremendous testament to the leadership of District 146."

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