Award for Excellence Presented to Vidalia City Schools for 7th Straight Year!
For the 7th straight year, The Vidalia City School System has been awarded the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. This year, Vidalia City Schools was one of only 39 school districts in the state to receive the honor! The award was established to recognize excellence in financial reporting and controls. According to Norma Croft, Finance Director for the Vidalia City School System, the award encourages governmental organizations to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and recognizes individual organizations that successfully achieve this goal.
“I am honored to receive this on behalf of Vidalia City Schools as a reflection of sound fiscal management throughout our school system. Although this award is presented to me, credit must be given to several others as well including School Bookkeepers, Principals and the Central Office Finance team who make sure proper procedures are followed on all levels. Excellence in reporting can only happen if there is excellence in day to day activity, and I am so proud that our entire team strives to maintain excellence as a standard rather than an exception.”
Superintendent of Vidalia City Schools, Dr. Garrett Wilcox, also recognized the work of the Finance Department and the effort it takes to ensure that everything is up to standard. “Again, this award shows just how hard Norma, and her staff work within the guidelines that are set by the state. To be one of only 39 systems in the state to receive this recognition is also a great accomplishment. Norma’s been doing this a long time. She is not only well respected by her peers across the state, but also in the Georgia Department of Audits & Accounts.” “We couldn’t be prouder of their efforts, and are thankful that we have a group of individuals who work so well as a team to make sure that the state and the taxpayer’s finances are being managed in the proper way.”