CBE presented with Meritorious Budget Award

Jan. 09, 2017

Chair Bowen-Eyre, Chief Superintendent Stevenson and Superintendent Grundy with members of the CBE’s finance team.

The Board of Trustees was presented with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) today for excellence in the preparation and issuance of its 2016-17 budget, Students Come First.

Chief Financial Officer Brad Grundy presented the award to the Board, saying the MBA was acknowledgment of the work done across the system to ensure students are at the forefront of everything we do.

“This award demonstrates our sound financial practices,” Grundy said. “Our team has worked hard to qualify for such distinction and we are proud to be recognized for this work.”


Chief Superintendent David Stevenson and Chief Financial Officer Brad Grundy present the Meritorious Budget Award to Board of Trustees Chair Joy Bowen-Eyre.


The MBA 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. The CBE is one of few school districts in Canada to achieve the MBA.

The MBA was awarded from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), a professional organization that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources.