The man who has to get the math right in the Los Altos School District budget got an "A-plus" for the seventh year in a row from an international school business organization.
Randall Kenyon, assistant superintendent of business services, was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for his work done in the fiscal year ending in 2010. His honor was briefly recognized at the first school board meeting of the year on Aug. 15.
“It’s great for him to be recognized in that fashion,” said district Superintendent Jeff Baier. “It’s an award for excellence in reporting, as the title says, and I do think it’s a tribute to his work to present the information as thoroughly and clearly as possible, especially when it comes to our budget.”
The Association of School Business Officials International gives the certificate in sponsorship with a national financial services company, VALIC.
“It’s too bad we can’t afford a trophy case,” joked Mark Goines, school board vice president.
As the certificate states, Kenyon is responsible for the financial reporting, and in times of uncertainty and tighter budgets, this is “especially important,” according to Baier.
Kenyon gave a humble response to the accolade.
“It just indicates that we have met certain standards in our annual financial report," Kenyon said. "The only significant thing is that few school districts in California actually do this.”