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Willmar Schools receive financial reporting award

WILLMAR -- Willmar Public Schools has received the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.

The award is from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The organization presents the award based on the district's comprehensive annual financial report. The school district's financial report was honored for demonstrating "a constructive 'spirit of full disclosure' to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the (report)," according to a news release announcing the award.

The certificate is considered the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.