Frederick County Public Schools earned the Meritorious Budget Award for Fiscal Year 2023 from the Association of School Business officials.
This is the third consecutive year FCPS earned this distinction, given to districts that recognize the importance of presenting a quality, easy-to-understand budget internally and to the community.
“This award recognizes the outstanding budget book that the FCPS Budget Department prepares every year for Frederick County citizens,” FCPS Chief Financial Officer Leslie Pellegrino said. “The Budget Department, led by Budget Director Heather Clabaugh, works tirelessly through the summer to pull all of the information together for the budget book. It is a great resource for all of our stakeholders.”
To earn the award, school districts submit their application and budget documents to a panel of school financial professionals who review them for success in demonstrating they have met the necessary award requirements. The process also provides feedback that districts can use to improve their budget documents.
FCPS posts the Adopted Operating Budget, referred to as the budget book, online at www.fcps.org/about/publications.