SBO Member Benefits
Over 1100 of your school business peers from all over the state have already made the decision to join in order to take advantage of the following benefits:
Statewide Support Network
Whether planning a seminar or conducting a committee or chapter meeting, OASBO provides ample opportunities to grow as a leader and connect with other school business officials. Volunteering with OASBO helps you collaborate with peers and build your own statewide support network!
Career-Long Professional Development
OASBO offers workshops and seminars covering nearly every aspect of school business for new and seasoned SBOs and district support staff. We help SBOs stay abreast of school business topics while earning contact hours & CPIM credit towards maintaining licensure. We provide a link to university credit for degree and advanced degree programs, and offer a Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) for those licensed individuals not currently employed in a school district.
Legislative Services & Advocacy
The interests of school business officials and school districts are being represented at the state and federal levels! Through professional legislative representation, partnerships with other education associations, and grassroots member-driven efforts, OASBO is actively involved in and influences education public policy and education finance in Ohio.
Scholarships & Recognition
Recognition as an outstanding school business professional can help move a career to the next level. Throughout the year, OASBO awards scholarships, professional registrations, and special recognition to members for their accomplishments and service-related activities. Many of these awards result in scholarships for students in the member's district.
At OASBO, we know how important it is for new school business officials to get connected with seasoned mentors to set them on a path to success. Designed for associate and professional members in supervisory roles, our mentoring program offers a formal orientation & matching program. Mentors can also earn contact hours and seminar credits!
Should a professional member have a need to secure legal representation for a school business-related matter, the professional assistance program provides funding for an initial consultation with legal counsel (of up to $350). If additional assistance is needed, OASBO's executive director and/or executive committee may approve additional funding.
News & Information
OASBO works hard to provide timely, accurate and relevant information to help members be more efficient and effective in their jobs. Members receive:
- One subscription to the award-winning SBO Quarterly magazine
- Bi-weekly eNews, featuring the latest information in school business in Ohio and around the county
- Members-only access to the OASBO Resources & Tools Library