DPS Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award

The Detroit Public Schools has won a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The award, which is given by the Association of School Business Officials (ABSO), was presented to the District for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2006.

The judges on the panel that presented the award cited the high quality of the District’s comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting program is designed to encourage school business officials to achieve high standards of financial reporting. It is the highest recognition for school district financial operations offered by ABSO. It is bestowed on school systems that have met or exceeded the standards of the program. Among other things, the program measures the technical competence and integrity of the business staff.

The award bolsters the District’s credibility among its peers and in the community. It is a vindication of the District’s efforts to become a more fiscally responsible organization.

About the Detroit Public Schools

The Detroit Public Schools, founded in 1842, is one of the nation’s largest public school systems. Detroit Public Schools is a school district of choice and is open to children who live outside the city. The District offers numerous competitive academic and career technical programs.

Among these world-class programs are the Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School, Michigan’s only public school of its kind; Davis Aerospace, one of few college prep high schools in the country where students can obtain a pilot’s license; the Detroit School of the Arts, a multiple award winning performing arts high school; and Crockett Technical High School, a digital technology high school. For more information about the District, visit our website at www.detroitk12.org.

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