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LISD Board recognizes business office for excellence in accounting and reporting

Christina Courson

 DATE: September 27, 2021

LISD Board recognizes business office for excellence in accounting and reporting

For the 16th consecutive year, the Lockhart Independent School District’s finance department received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). This is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and reporting.

 

Members of the LISD Business Office Recognized by the Board for CAFR Award

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story. The GFOA is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 20,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-appointed officials and other practitioners. 

The LISD Board recognized members of the business office team who worked tirelessly on the audit, an important part of the process. Honorees included Brande Sifuentes, Tina Ramirez, Nancy Arana, Melissa Kelley, Michelle Wylie, Tanya Homann, and Crystal Flores. 

Chief Financial Officer Nicole Dean shared, “The annual audit is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and dedication. This award shows how each of these staff is Locked on Excellence to achieve financial integrity, and it shows financial transparency to all of our stakeholders--two things that are most important in order to have a successful business office. I am so thankful and proud to be a part of such a wonderful team.” 

Superintendent Mark Estrada said, “Our students, staff, and community are at an advantage because of the commitment of our LISD business office. They truly embody the district’s vision statement of building a legacy of excellence.” 

 

 

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  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR)
  • Financial Integrity
  • Financial Transparency
  • GFOA