16 Aug CCSD honored with financial reporting and procurement awards
Clark County School District (CCSD) has been recognized with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. CCSD has received this award for the past 36 years.
Additionally, CCSD has been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2022 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence. This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace Innovation, Professionalism, Productivity, Leadership, and e-Procurement.
“During my tenure as superintendent, we have made every effort to ensure District finances are transparent. This award recognizes our efforts to be accountable for our financial decisions in pursuit of educational excellence while also ensuring every possible dollar spent supports rich and rigorous learning opportunities for our students,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “We are proud of our employees in the Purchasing, Finance, and Accounting departments and commend them for the high standards they maintain.”
GFOA, founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association’s more than 20,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions.
The AEP Award is significant in that it recognizes CCSD’s adoption and successful execution of industry best practices as recognized by professional procurement organizations and peers in pursuit of best-value goods and services through a fair and transparent competitive procurement process. In fiscal year 2021-2022, CCSD achieved $59.1 million in cost savings and cost avoidance while issuing over 41,700 purchase orders in excess of $1.09 billion.
To learn more about the Clark County School District, visit ccsd.net.