J.O. Combs Unified School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting

SAN TAN VALLEY, ARIZ. – The J.O. Combs Unified School District is proud to receive global recognition for a financial reporting distinction from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International.

For the eleventh year in a row, the District has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) from ASBO for the fiscal year ending 2021.

This award recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. Applicants submit their ACFR for review by a team of financial professionals who provide feedback to improve future documents. If the report meets the requirements of the program, it
may receive the Certificate of Excellence. A district’s participation in the COE program can facilitate bond rating and continuing bond disclosure processes.

“The COE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in financial reporting,” ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis says. “The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report informs stakeholders about the financial and economic state of the district, making it an important communications tool for building trust and engaging with the school community.”

“This recognition epitomizes our organization’s commitment to transparency and fiscal responsibility,” says Business Services Director, Julie Cook. “I am proud of our team for continuing to meet the highest financial reporting standards, which ultimately allows us to serve those who matter most: our students.”

District Superintendent Dr. Greg Wyman will recognize these achievements at an upcoming Governing Board meeting where he will present the award to District staff.

The J.O. Combs Unified School District prepares these financial reports annually to responsibly demonstrate where its money comes from and how it is spent.


For questions or additional information about the J.O. Combs Unified School District, please visit www.jocombs.org or call (480) 987-5300.



Kayla Fulmer, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
J.O. Combs Unified School District
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About J.O. Combs Unified School District
Located in San Tan Valley, Arizona, the J.O. Combs Unified School District
is a community of learners collaborating to ensure maximum academic and
social growth for all students. Combs utilizes research-based practices and
strategies delivered by highly competent employees who are committed to
excellence in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Through five
elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, Combs proudly
serves over 4,400 students annually, offering a comprehensive college and
career ready educational environment.

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