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RLAS-116 Earns Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award


The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Round Lake Area Schools Community Unit School District 116 its Pathway to the MBA (Meritorious Budget Award) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2016–2017 budget year.

The Pathway to 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.

Voya Financial, Inc is honored to sponsor the MBA and the Pathway to the MBA program for the 12th consecutive year. Voya Financial®, a top provider of retirement plans for the academic community, is an ASBO International strategic partner and exclusive sponsor of the Meritorious Budget Award. “Voya has a long history of supporting the school business profession, and we are honored to recognize this year’s Meritorious Budget Award winners,” said Heather Lavallee, president of Tax-Exempt Markets for Voya Financial. “Like our award winners, Voya also shares in their pursuit of excellence. We are committed to offering the best solutions to help our nation’s educators and school officials prepare for retirement—so they can focus on helping their students prepare for a bright future.”

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest, and protect their savings—to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya Financial is committed to delivering on its vision to be America’s Retirement CompanyTM and its mission to make a secure financial future possible—one person, one family, one institution at a time.  For more information, visit voya.com.

About ASBO International
ASBO International, founded in 1910, is a professional organization of 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources. 

For more information about the Meritorious Budget Award or Pathway to the MBA, visit asbointl.org/MBA.

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