DeSoto Parish School Board receives Certificates of Excellence in Financial Reporting

The DeSoto Parish School Board has received notification from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) and the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) that their annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, qualifies for both GFOA and ASBO’s Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

When Certificates of Achievement are awarded to a government entity, an impartial panel evaluates the report for high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. DeSoto has a long history of excellence in financial reporting. This is DeSoto’s 31st year of receiving the GFOA award and the 32nd year of receiving the ASBO award.

Superintendent Clay Corley affirms the value of these special honors on financial excellence:

“This recognition is a testament to our district’s core value of high performance. Our Business Services team, led by Mrs. Ashworth, consistently delivers outstanding results, and their commitment to fiscal responsibility ensures that our students and staff have the resources they need to succeed.”

Director of Business Services, Donayle Ashworth, spoke on DeSoto’s work in financial responsibility:

“In DeSoto, our spending aligns with our core values. We pride ourselves in responsibly managing our finances to ensure we provide our students and staff with the resources needed for a high-quality educational experience.”

The Certificates of Achievement are the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and the attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

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