The El Paso Independent School District received the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting, the highest recognition awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
“EPISD is committed to the highest standards of transparency and access to the public, and this award recognizes the work the District has done in its efforts to be responsive to the needs of the students, employees and taxpayers of El Paso,” said Carmen ArrietaCandelaria, EPISD’s Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations.
The Association recognized EPISD’s annual financial report for its accessibility to the general public. EPISD’s commitment to transparency in financial reporting has been recognized at the state and national level.
To earn the award, EPISD’s financial report was submitted to a panel of impartial judges that determined it exceeded its established high standards. Those standards include demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosures, a clear communication of the District’s financial story, and the motivation for potential users to peruse the document.
The award recognizes entities that went above and beyond in their comprehensive annual financial reporting commitments to the communities they serve.