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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SFO Contact Hours and CPE Credits
All webinars are offered at a basic program level, group internet based, and require no program prerequisites or advance preparation.

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Crowdfunding Best Practices for School Business Officials


Frankie Jackson, RTSBA, CETL; K-12 CTO, Independent; Director of Strategic Initiatives, Texas K-12 CTO Council
Jason Young, CPA, PCSBA, Business Manager, Northern York County School District
Kirk Smiley, Managing Director, Advocacy and Public Partnerships,
Rachel Sprecher, Director of the Office of Partnerships and Development, Atlanta Public Schools
*Special thanks to Kevin Supple, Chief Operating Officer, Francis Howell School District for contributing content to the webinar

Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
SFO/CPE Credit Hours: 1.0
Content Area : Accounting, Auditing, and Budgeting; School Finance
Field of Study : Accounting
SFO Domain: Risk Management Activities

Crowdfunding has become a more common funding source for schools, helping fill resource gaps, providing strategic acceleration for academic programs and offsetting costs for critical needs. However, because the practice is emerging, it can be misunderstood and misapplied, and may result in unexpected liabilities unless the proper partners and safeguards are in place. Learn from district and industry leaders how to implement crowdfunding best practices in your schools, get general crowdfunding guidance (e.g., the ASBO Crowdfunding Toolkit), find out which crowdfunding sites to trust and which maximize return, and uphold financial accountability while maintaining oversight over materials and supplies as well as safety and security of those in your district.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate different types of crowdfunding applications and their impact on the district from a financial accountability and student safety perspective.
  • Create a crowdfunding policy and procedure that protects the district while maximizing the potential impact from supporters outside their school community.
  • Discuss what has worked well in other districts and what platforms can offer best-in-class crowdfunding solutions.

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Budgeting 101


Susan Harkin, SFO, Chief Operating Officer, Community Unit School District 300
John Hutchison, CPA, SFO, Deputy Superintendent, Business and Operations, Olathe Public Schools

Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
SFO/CPE Credit Hours: 1.0
Content Area : Principles of School Finance; Budgeting and Financial Planning
Field of Study : Finance
SFO Domain: Financial Planning and Analysis; Budgeting and Reporting Activities

As school business officials, we are required to be the gatekeeper of our school district’s finances. Each year, there are always more budget requests than dollars available. This session will focus on the tricks of the trade to develop a school district budget in a collaborative process focused on improving student outcomes while maintaining fiscal sustainability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Engage stakeholders in the budgeting process to develop a budget focused on student outcomes.
  • Connect the budget to your strategic plan.
  • Create accurate estimates and assumptions for your budgeted revenues and expenditures.
  • Incorporate enrollment projections, staffing allocations, capital projects planning, and debt service needs into your budgeting process.
  • Utilize the budget to manage long-range financial forecasts and ensure fiscal sustainability.

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