Dues & Policies
OASBO Membership Dues & Policies
All membership dues are non-transferable, non-refundable and not prorated.
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.
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.
Associate Membership: $100
Associate membership is open to school district support staff, those licensed in school business but unemployed or not practicing, state agency employees, related non‐profit organization employees, higher education 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.
Student Membership: $25
Student membership is open to full-time college students or school business interns interested in pursuing a career in school business (and not currently working in a school district).
Student membership is issued in the name of the individual, and is non-transferable. Upon employment in a school district, the individual is then only eligible for Associate or Professional membership, depending on job role.
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.
OASBO offers two differnt multi-member rebates. Districts can receive both rebates, if they qualify.
Professional Multi-Member Rebate
For a school district to qualify for professional multi-member rebate, the district must have three (3) or more professional members and all must be paid in full by August 15. OASBO will calculate the rebate amount and remit a check to qualifying school districts in October.
- 5 percent for three members
- 10 percent for four members
- 15 percent for five or more members
Associate Multi-Member Rebate
For a school district to qualify for an associate multi-member rebate, the district must have a minimum of one (1) professional member, five (5) or more associate members, and all must be paid in full by August 15. Complimentary associate memberships do not qualify for the 5 or more associate members. OASBO will calculate the rebate amount and remit a check to the qualifying school district in October.
- $100 rebate for five (5) associate members
- $200 rebate for seven (7) associate members
- $300 rebate for nine (9) or more associate members
Complimentary Associate Membership Policy
OASBO offers one complimentary associate membership with each professional membership, that is to be given to an associate member in the district the professional member is employed. Upon completing the renewal process AND paying for their professional membership, each professional member will receive a confirmation email with a coupon code for the complimentary associate membership. This code can only be used by an employee of the professional member’s district only. Codes cannot be used to pay for or get a refund for an Associate Membership already being processed.
Complimentary Executive Coaching
Each OASBO Professional Membership includes 30 minutes of free executive coaching. The benefit is nontransferable and must be used within the fiscal year of the membership. Members can claim this benefit by completing the request form here.
The 30 minutes can be used for anything the member wishes. This includes but is not limited to reviewing leadership archetypes assessment, career coaching, job search coaching, and much more. The topic of the coaching is to be worked out between the member and executive coach, David Hulings.
Complimentary Leadership Archetypes Assessment
Each OASBO Professional Membeship includes a free leadership archetypes assessment. The benefit is nontransferable and must be used within the fiscal year of the membership. Members can claim this benefit by completing the request form here.
Pursuant to IRC Section 6033(e), OASBO hereby informs you that 7 percent 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.
Professional, Retired, Honorary and Lifetime members receive:
- One print and digital subscription for the SBO Quarterly magazine (4 issues/year).
- One digital subscription to the eNews and Advocacy eNews
Associate members receive:
- One digital subscription to the SBO Quarterly magazine (4 issues/year).
- One digital subscription to the eNews and Advocacy eNews
Service Affiliate members receive:
- One print and digital subscription for the SBO Quarterly magazine (4 issues/year/per organization, addressed to the designated primary contact.
- One digital subscriptions to the eNews and Advocacy eNews per employee.
Additional SBO Quarterly print subscriptions can be purchased for $56 each by contacting the OASBO offices at 614.431.9116.