The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Gold Standard in Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

For more than 45 years, the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) has honored school districts for their high quality Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs).

A CAFR includes information that goes beyond the minimums established by the National Council on Governmental Accounting (NCGA). ASBO International’s resources can help you prepare a high-quality CAFR.

Prepare Your CAFR

Transparency and quality financial information are critical in today’s education environment, so there’s never been a better time to prepare a CAFR and apply for the COE.

Apply for the COE

Applying for the COE…

  • Shows your community that your district is credible and transparent.
  • Improves your financial reporting through comments from school financial professionals.
  • Is viewed by credit-rating agencies as a positive factor in decision making.
Questions? Email us or call 866.682.2729 x7067.

As part of their commitment to fiscal integrity and district transparency, American Fidelity proudly supports the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.