Four schools recently received awards from the state Department of Education for their excellent financial accounting.
Having seen school district accounting from the inside — uncertain finances at budget time; uncertain actions from the Legislature, Congress and the courts; and a budget process that seems to begin shortly after it ends — I appreciate the complexity of school finance and the need for solid numbers.
The Norman district was so passionate about receiving the award that it worked with state education officials to go over everything it had been marked down on last year.
The result was a stellar score.
The Norman district received the award for the large district category.
Other recipients were:
- Tishomingo Public Schools (Johnston County)
- Mason Public Schools (Okfuskee County)
- Brushy Public School (Sequoyah County)