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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Write for the SBA

Share Your Expertise in School Business Affairs

ASBO International is committed to delivering quality resources and publications to our members. Understanding the importance of presenting diverse perspectives, first-hand successes, and varied opinions on current trends, we invite you to share your unique experiences and expertise with ASBO members by writing for School Business Affairs (SBA).

Writing for the SBA can expand your network, strengthen your credibility, and build your public profile. To be considered, please review our editorial calendar and writer guidelines below.

2019 Editorial Calendar

With 11 themed issues published annually, SBA provides a comprehensive overview of school finance issues and trends including funding sources, accounting, budgeting, facility management, pupil transportation, healthcare, educational leadership, and more.

   Month    Theme    Articles Due
January Safety and Security December 8, 2018
February Entrepreneurship January 8, 2019
March Managing Transitions February 8, 2019
April Managing People and Culture March 8, 2019
May Forecasting and Planning   April 9, 2019
June Effective Comunications May 8, 2019
July/August Promoting Wellness June 8, 2019
September Finance and Accounting August 8, 2019
October Skillful Leadership September 7, 2019
November Finance and Operations Toolkits October 8, 2019
December Schools and Sustainability November 8, 2019

Writer Guidelines

Audience and Topics

SBA is written primarily for school business officials, but readership extends to superintendents, principals, university professors, school board members, government officials, and other school central office administrators. Our readers look for articles featuring specific management and leadership techniques, practical cost-saving methods, best practices in school finance and operations, and current trends in education.

Style

Typical feature articles range from 1,000 to 1,500 words, although length is flexible depending on the subject. Special feature columns generally are 700 to 1,000 words.

Articles should be clear and concise, free of jargon and written in a conversational tone.

Articles cannot promote specific products, companies, or services.

Submission

Please submit your article as a Word document. Include your name, title, and contact information (address, phone, email) on the manuscript.

If your article includes images or graphics, please include them in a separate document clearly marked with figure number and a caption. Do not embed photos, graphs, bar charts, or other graphic elements within your text.

Please inform us if it was previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Ready to submit? Email our SBA editor with your article as an attachment.

Acceptance

We make every attempt to acknowledge receipt of manuscripts within two weeks. If accepted, articles are tentatively assigned publication in specific issues.

Questions? Contact ASBO International’s SBA editor, or call 866.682.2729 x7076.