The Indiana Association of School Business Officials is a professional organization which strives for the promotion and advancement of those individuals involved in school business affairs such as finance, accounting, purchasing, maintenance and operations, human resources, facilities and grounds, food nutrition, technology, and transportation.
IASBO currently has 1240 members representing over 95 percent of Indiana’s public school corporations. With offices in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana ASBO is in constant contact with the State Legislature and State Agencies.
What does IASBO offer its members?
Professional Development Opportunities
Indiana ASBO sponsors a multitude of full and half-day professional development seminars each school year on pertinent business management topics. These workshops cover the current “hot topics” in areas such as finance, accounting, purchasing, maintenance and operations, human resources, facilities and grounds, food nutrition, technology, and transportation.
Created in 2005, the IASBO Certification Program is designed to teach the professional skills necessary for its membership to be able to meet the responsibilities of their jobs. The curriculum has been developed in order to provide core knowledge in five certification tracks: Chief Business Officer, Assistant Chief Business Officer, Business Office Specialist, Facilities Director, and Human Resources Specialist. Certification is obtained upon completing a prescribed number of required and elective hours for each track. Classes are offered throughout the year, enabling participants to complete their certification in as little as two years.
Created in 2012, the IASBO Mentorship Program is designed to be another tool for new school business officials as they navigate the “mine field” of school business management. The goal of the program is to assist with the transition of new school business officials into the profession with the guidance from their peers.
The IASBO Executive Director is a full-time lobbyist during the legislative sessions of the Indiana General Assembly. IASBO is very active in legislative initiatives involving school business management issues, including the review of bill drafts and testifying before various legislative committees. IASBO also monitors legislative activities when the General Assembly is not in session attending interim study committees and working with legislators and their staffs.
Facility Conference and Expo
Indiana ASBO sponsors a one-day conference each year in late September or early October on school facility and operation issues. This conference is specifically for facility, building and grounds, maintenance and custodial school employees.
A series of meetings are scheduled in each of IASBO’s ten regions throughout the year, allowing for networking and interaction with fellow school business officials.
The IASBO Annual Meeting
Held each year in early May, this two-and-a-half-day conference attracts school business officials from across the state and features a series of preconference workshops, clinic sessions, outstanding speakers, and over 190 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services.
This Association newsletter is available for every member nine times each year and addresses issues current in the field of school business management. IASBO members are invited to contribute articles to The Inter-Com.
An On-Line Membership Directory (for members only)
Indiana ASBO provides its members with an up-to-date listing of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of active members.
Indiana Association of School Business Officials – One North Capital, Suite 1215, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
Phone (317) 639-3586 | Fax (317) 639-4360