Houston, Texas: The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Galena Park Independent School District its Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2015-2016 budget year.

The Pathway to the MBA program promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and enhances school business officials' skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school system budget. After a rigorous review by professional auditors, the award is conferred only on school districts that have met or exceeded the program's stringent criteria.

Voya Financial, Inc. ™ is honored to sponsor the MBA and the Pathway to the MBA program for the 10th consecutive year.

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ASBO International, founded in 1910, is a professional organization of 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources.

For more information about the MBA and the Pathway to the MBA awards, visit ASBO's website:


GPISD Business Office

Pictured (l/r): Sonya George - Deputy Superintendent for Operational Support &
Chief Financial Officer; Julie Lee - Executive Director of Budget & Financial Support Services; and Christopher Young - Coordinator of District Budget.





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