The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Legislative Resources

Advocating for Quality Education

As a school business leader, you advocate for your students. You ensure that they have access to education and resources to maximize their academic potential.

As your advocate, and an advocate of the school business profession, ASBO International is here to help you navigate education law compliance and pressing legislative issues.

Our legislative priorities include:

  • K–12 Education Funding. Adequate federal funding with minimal administrative burden is critical for schools to provide quality education services.
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA). Federal ACA support and flexibility are required for school systems to implement healthcare regulations.
  • School Nutrition. Schools need sustainable business models to provide students with affordable, nutritious, and delicious meals.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Funding. IDEA should be fully funded at 40% of the national average per-pupil expenditure to support students with disabilities. 
  • K–12 Regulatory Environment. Schools require fewer, simplified, and streamlined regulations to address overwhelming legal compliance costs and administrative burdens.
  • Equal Opportunity for Education. Students have the right to an equal opportunity to receive a quality education and learn in a nondiscriminatory, trauma-free environment with safe indoor air quality, water, facilities, and physical security.

Want to learn more? 

Download ASBO International’s 2016 Legislative Agenda 

2017 Legislative Advocacy Conference

July 10–12
Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC

This unique K–12 advocacy event in conjunction with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, offers ASBO International members an opportunity to:

  • Discover how to effectively advocate for your students.
  • Engage with key policymakers and staff on Capitol Hill.
  • Connect and exchange ideas with school district leaders across the nation.
  • Learn what the new Congress and administration have in store for education.
  • Find out the latest updates about the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • …and much more!

Event registration is $149/person, which includes a badge to attend:

  • ASBO-AASA conference panels and sessions.
  • A plated breakfast with Congressional members on Tuesday morning.
  • Evening receptions on Monday and Tuesday.
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than June 12, 2017 for a refund.
Book your hotel room by June 9, 2017 to receive a special discounted rate!

Questions? For assistance with booking Hill visits during the conference or other issues, please contact Elleka Yost, government affairs & communications manager, 866.682.2729 x7065.


Download the Conference Flyer

Learn More and Register Today


Staying Current and Connected

To get more involved, join the Legislative Affairs Community on the Global School Business Network for K–12 education policy news, blogs, peer-to-peer discussion, and advocacy opportunities with ASBO International.

Also, follow our legislative affairs account on Twitter for even more timely K–12 news coverage and alerts.

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