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"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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SFO Honorary Retired Status

Effective December 6, 2020

The ASBO International SFO commission is pleased to announce the release of the SFO Honorary Retired status for eligible certificants. This exclusive status is for SFOs who have permanently retired in good standing as a school business official (SBO) but wish to remain connected to the industry. Individuals who qualify for status may use the SFO designation followed by “(Retired)” after their name in various communications. The status is renewable every five years.

The SFO Honorary Retired status acknowledges and recognizes retired SFOs for their service and ongoing dedication to certification. This connection is becoming increasingly important as there is a growing rise in retired SFOs who decide to resume work as an SBO in various capacities and stages of their life. However, many SFOs are not aware of federal guidelines that mandate non-usage of a designation, for liability reasons, upon retirement. Failure to comply with these Federal regulations may have a negative impact on the SFO program.

The new status is crucial because it offers a retired SFO the opportunity to resume work as an SBO and reactivate their certification without having to retest. This means they may return to SFO active status and resume working full-time or part-time, volunteering, mentoring, or consulting as an SBO by meeting recertification requirements at the time of their reinstatement.

Questions? Check out the FAQs page or contact the ASBO International certification department for more details regarding these program changes and assistance in changing your status.