Fremont District 79 was recently awarded the Association of School Business Officials International’s Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2015–2016 budget year. This is Fremont’s sixth consecutive year receiving the award, a true reflection of the board of education's and district's commitment to fiscal integrity. Only 1 percent of schools nationwide receive this honor. “The Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) provides strict peer review, ensuring that the annual district budget development process adheres to the highest industry standards of financial reporting, strategic vision integration, and direct alignment of resources and mission. With 93 percent of annual revenues generated from local tax dollars, the MBA provides the Fremont community with assurance that its financial resources are wisely invested,” Director of Finance Mike Tanner said.