July 25, 2024

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Truly Business

ETHS Finance Division Identified for Excellence

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At the Jan. 11 District 202
University Board meeting, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon declared that the school’s
finance crew experienced once again received awards from the Governing administration Finance Officers Affiliation
for their obvious monetary reporting. For the 11th consecutive 12 months, the association
awarded the District a Certification of Excellence, and for the eighth
consecutive yr, the District  was
awarded for Remarkable Accomplishment in Popular Once-a-year Economical Reporting. Equally
awards ended up for the 2018-19 university year.

Mary Rodino is Main
Fiscal Officer of the District, and Kendra Williams is Assistant Chief
Fiscal Officer.

“Let me notify you how rare this
award is,” claimed Dr. Witherspoon. “Out of more than 800 university districts in Illinois,
25 have received this award this yr. Out of the whole country, out of the
13,506 college districts in the nation, only 542 have received this award this
12 months.”

He included, “I feel is definitely
a reminder of this Board’s stewardship in excess of the funds of this Faculty District,
simply because, eventually, this falls to the Board. If you glance at what the position and
accountability of the Board is, economic stewardship is the top of the record.
And I imagine we as a University District and as a neighborhood can experience incredibly pleased,
skilled, and actually brag a little that we have been gained this award
yet again.”

Even more unique, Dr. Witherspoon
claimed, is the award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Popular Annual Economical
Reporting. To obtain the award, an entity ought to generate higher good quality well-known
yearly monetary stories exclusively designed to be commonly accessible and
easily comprehensible to the standard public and other intrigued parties
without the need of a qualifications in general public finance. ETHS District 202 is one particular of 30
districts throughout the country – and only two in Illinois, with Deerfield #109 – to
acquire this difference.

The District established this
report eight a long time back and has acquired the award each and every calendar year. When this is not
a required doc, the District thinks it is crucial in demonstrating
transparency.

Ms. Rodino said, “The Preferred
Annual Monetary Report “is not just financials, its financials in a substantially less complicated
to realize format. Some of the titles of the web pages include ‘Where does the
dollars arrive from?’ ‘Where does the income go?’ So it really is seriously significantly far more consumer
welcoming. And then it’s also entire of a good deal of articles and accomplishments,
many thanks to Kathy Miehls. She not only writes those articles, she does hold me on
job each and every slide for generating guaranteed that we get the monetary pieces done in purchase
to get this document finished on time.”

The District’s Preferred
Annual Economical Report, historically dispersed as tough copy to the citizens
in District 202, became electronic this 12 months due to the fact of the pandemic. It can be
observed on the ETHS site, www.eths.k12.il.us.

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