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District recognized for financial reporting

For the eighth year in a row, District 196 was selected to receive the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials nternational. This year's award recognizes excellence in the preparation and issuance of the district's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2009.

The Certificate of Excellence is the highest recognition of school district financial operations offered by ASBO, a professional organization with more than 6,000 members.

Only approximately 400 school districts nationally apply for the Certificate of Excellence each year based on the minimum criteria. The District 196 Finance Department has received the award in each of the eight years it has applied.