Purchasing team earns Award of Merit
Canutillo ISD purchasing team earns Award of Merit
Posted on 11/13/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Canutillo ISD purchasing team earns Award of Merit Canutillo ISD’s well-run school finance and operations have allowed its teachers and students to focus on learning. The District just earned its third accolade this year.

The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) announced that Canutillo ISD is one of 53 educational organizations in the state to be recognized for following best practices in the area of purchasing operations. TASBO’s Purchasing Award of Merit was created to recognize Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services.

“We had one of the higher engagement scores in the state for the Award of Merit,” Martha Piekarski, Chief Business Officer said. “Our District staff has worked together to achieve financial transparency and high-quality financial reporting. When the District thrives, students, families, and the community benefit.”

The District will be honored at an awards reception on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, in Austin during the TASBO annual conference.

Earlier this year, for the fourth consecutive time, Canutillo ISD was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (COA) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Also, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded Canutillo ISD with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) for the fourth consecutive year. ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. Canutillo ISD submitted its CAFR for review by a team of professional auditors, who provided feedback to improve future documents.

The Canutillo ISD is the only school district in Region 19 to earn these awards four years in a row!