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Contact: Molly Barrie
School Business Officials Recognized for Innovative District Programs
Reston, VA – July 21, 2017 – School business officials are continually challenged to ensure their district’s limited resources are used effectively to provide all students with a high-quality education in a safe, engaging learning environment. In recognition of their ability to be resourceful and innovative in developing solutions to problems facing school districts today, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Pinnacle Awards.
The Pinnacle of Excellence Award honoree is Clark J. Godshall, Ed.D., RSBA, district superintendent of Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Medina, NY. Godshall championed the development and implementation of several initiatives to reach out to adults and veterans in the community through projects such as a continuing education adult literacy program. As the recipient of the Pinnacle of Excellence Award, he will receive $5,000, furniture for his school from Virco Inc., valued at $5,000, an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo in Denver, CO, and a crystal Pinnacle Award.
The 2017 Pinnacle of Achievement Award winners, each of whom will receive $1,000 and a crystal Pinnacle Award, are:
Michael G. Frank, CPA, MBA, SDA, assistant superintendent for business for New Hyde Park—Garden City Park UFSD, New Hyde Park, NY, for developing a strategy to bring predictability for healthcare costs to the budgeting process.
Paul G. Harrell, CPA, deputy superintendent for finance and operations for North Kansas City School District in Kansas City, MO, for guiding the development of an innovative learning space for the district’s gifted students.
Brian Tomamichel, chief financial officer for the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, Fortville, IN, for developing a process whereby a districtwide technology initiative was financed with the help of cash-back rebates.
The Pinnacle Awards are sponsored by Virco Inc., America’s leading furniture and equipment manufacturer and supplier for the K–12 market. Virco’s industry-leading resource recovery and recycling program has been honored by local, state, and national organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Learn more about the ASBO International Pinnacle Awards at asbointl.org/Pinnacle.
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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at asbointl.org.
The Pinnacle Awards are sponsored by Virco Inc., America’s leading furniture and equipment manufacturer and supplier for the K–12 market. Active in ASBO International for more than 50 years, Virco is proud to honor outstanding practices and new ideas in the school business profession.