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2016 MDE School Finance Award
Houston School District Receives MDE 2016 School Finance Award
For the third consecutive year, Houston Public Schools has received the Minnesota Department of Education 2016 School Finance Award for FY 2015 Financial Reporting.  

Superintendent Krin Abraham shares her feelings about the award: "We are indeed fortunate at Houston Public Schools to have Gwen Rostad as our Director of Finance.  It is wonderful that the Minnesota Department of Education has recognized the excellence that we see every day."  

The School Finance Award is awarded annually by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Division of School Finance, to recognize schools for meeting statutory deadlines for submission of audited fiscal financial data and reporting criteria. Out of 563 eligible reporting entities, 409 met the qualifying criteria for the FY 2016 School Finance Award. 

Following are the criteria for FY 2015 Financial Reporting:
A. Timely Submission of Financial Data and Compliance with Minnesota Statutes
B. Presence of Select Indicators of Fiscal Health
C. Accuracy in Financial Reporting 

Congratulations, Gwen and thank you for your hard work and expertise!

Click here to read the full MDE report. 

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