Dues & Policies

OASBO Membership Dues & Policies

Professional Membership: (Annual Salary + Board Paid Retirement) x .008

Professional membership is open to persons employed full time in the business affairs of school districts in Ohio. Treasurers and business managers, by position, must be Professional members. And, anyone in a role of directing business operations who possesses a business manager license must be a Professional member. Any other school business officials may select this membership type if they so choose.

Professional membership is issued in the name of the SBO and remains with that individual, even if they change districts.

If serving as treasurer of multiple districts, your dues shall be based upon your total compensation across all those districts.

Lifetime members who re-enter the profession (in any position that qualifies for professional membership) must join as a professional member, beginning in 2012. Those current lifetime members who have re-entered the profession shall be grandfathered. However, if grandfathered while serving in one district, and then move to a different district, you are no longer grandfathered.

Associate Membership: $100

Associate membership is open to school district support staff, those licensed in school business but unemployed or not practicing, those seeking to enter the profession, state agency employees, full‐time students, related non‐profit org employees, higher ed. employees in positions related to school business administration.

Associate membership is issued in the name of the SBO and remains with that individual, even if they change districts.

Retired Membership: $50

Retired membership is for those who held active membership at the time of retirement. Retirement = accepted for retirement by SERS, STRS or PERS, and no longer employed full‐ time by an Ohio Board of Education. Retired‐rehired SBOs serving as treasurer/ CFO, business manager or similar function are not eligible for this membership type.

If a retired or former member (who holds a treasurer or business manager license) works part time or full time in school district or community school, they will be required to join as an Associate member.

Service Affiliate Membership: $550

Service Affiliate membership is a vendor membership available to businesses/organizations who provide products and services to Ohio school districts. All employees of the business/organization are considered members. If a company joining OASBO as a Service Affiliate member is a subsidiary of another Service Affiliate member organization, the company/organization must purchase a separate membership.

All membership dues are non-transferable, non-refundable and not prorated.

Professional Membership dues calculation/compensation clarification:
*The definition of compensation for a Professional membership dues calculation is the member’s annual salary plus any board paid pick up retirement plans** in which the contributions are actually paid by the employer. This sum is multiplied by .008.

**Board paid retirement is defined as the contribution to the retirement system paid by the Board of Education on your behalf. It does NOT include pick-up of the pick-up.

Multi-Member Discounts

OASBO offers multi-member discounts. To qualify, three or more professional members must be registered by Aug. 15. OASBO will calculate the discount amount and remit a rebate check to qualifying school districts in October.

Discount Rates

  • 5% for three members
  • 10% for four members
  • 15% for five or more members

Tax Deductions

Pursuant to IRC Section 6033(e), OASBO hereby informs you that 11% of your membership dues are not deductible for federal income tax purposes (under IRC Section 162(e)) because they are allocable to OASBO's expenditures for lobbying and political campaigning.

Subscription Information

The following individual member types each receive a complimentary subscription with their membership: Associate, Retired, Professional, Honorary and Lifetime members. Service Affiliate members receive one complimentary subscription per organization, addressed to the designated primary contact. Additional subscriptions for individual members or Service Affiliates can be purchased for $56 each by contacting the OASBO offices at 614.431.9116.