Supporting the District to meet its educational goals through fiscal responsibility.

Finance Department Recognition and Awards

Explanation of Taxes Payable in 2020

Minnesota state law requires a public hearing and presentation of taxes payable in 2020 that should include the current year budget, prior year actual revenue and expenditures, proposed property tax levy and specific purposes and reason taxes are being increased.  A slideshow was presented at the school board meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019.  Click here to see the presentation.

GFOA's Certificate of Achievement

The White Bear Lake Area School Board recently received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

GFOA Director Michele Mark Levine indicates  “The Certificate of Achievement is the highest recognition in government accounting and financial reporting is the highest recognition in governmental reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government (agency) and its management.”

To be considered for the award, the finance department submitted its comprehensive annual financial report for review by a team of professional auditors who reviewed the report and found it met the requirements for their highest recognition.

The recognition was presented to the School Board on June 10, 2019.

ASBO's Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

The White Bear Lake Area School Board recently received an Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) for its financial reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

As noted by Siobhan McMahon, Chief Operating Officer of ASBO, “This award represents a significant achievement and reflects your commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting.”  Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Tim Wald noted “from the School Board to the Superintendent and throughout the Finance Department a high priority is placed on transparency and accountability.  This has been our history for nearly 20 years.”

The White Bear Lake Area Schools have a long history of financial accountability, as this is the 19th consecutive year the school district has been recognized with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.

Financial Resources

District Budget

Resources, Presentations and Notices

Audited Financial Reports




District Center
Administration, Finance