Hermiston School District Earns 15th Certificate for Financial Reporting


The Hermiston School District received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 15th times.

The certificate is from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and is for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

This award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The district business department was also recognized with an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for being primarily responsible for the district earning the certificate.

The report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the district’s financial story and motivate individuals to read the report.

“The district’s business department staff is top-notch,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tricia Mooney. “Receiving this award for the 15th time is a testament to their hard work. We also have great leadership from the school board as well as community members who have served on the budget committee. Together as a whole, each of them has helped the district maintaining exemplary financial stewardship.”