Membership Types & Benefits

***If you are an Associate member, check with the Professional member in your district to see if they would like you to use their free Associate membership code. Codes cannot be used to pay for or get a refund for an Associate Membership already being processed.
 

Professional

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

Professional membership shall be available to persons employed full-time in the business affairs of school districts in Ohio (ex: treasurer/CFO, business manager). Anyone who holds a treasurer or business manager license and is a school treasurer, business manager, or director of operations (or similar) must join as a Professional member. The membership is issued in the name of the SBO and remains with that individual, even if they change districts.
 
**Final year for this COVID-19 relief benefit

Associate

Annual Dues: $50

Associate membership shall be available to persons employed in the business affairs of school districts in Ohio, including support staff for school district business and fiscal operations. This category encompasses a wide variety of roles including the following (or related) job roles: AP/AR, Asst Treasurers, Building/Grounds, EMIS, Food Service, Maintenance/Custodial, Payroll, Supt, Asst Supt, or Transportation.
 
***An associate member may apply for a position on the Board of Directors; however, he/she must become a professional member upon election and remain a professional member while holding office

Auxiliary

Annual Dues: $50

Auxiliary membership shall be available to persons employed in institutions of higher education in positions related to the field of school business administration; to employees of state agencies and other public institutions in Ohio who are directly concerned with the business operations of Ohio public schools; and to persons who hold a treasurer or business manager license in Ohio but are not currently employed in a school district.
 

Student

Annual Dues: $0

Student membership shall be available to full-time students enrolled in a college or university, OASBO approved interns, and individuals officially enrolled in the OASBO Licensure Pathway Program.

 
  • Career guidance & professional development:
  • Access to exclusive OASBO online tools:
    • collaborate: OASBO's online community and document library
    • eLearning content
    • videos, podcasts, job board and more
    • member & vendor directories
  • Subscriptions to:
    • ​SBO Quarterly magazine (4 digital issues/year)
    • OASBO eNews and Advocacy eNews

Retired

Annual Dues: $50

Retired membership shall be available to members of OASBO who hold active membership at the time of their retirement as a school business official of a school district.


 
  • Maintain your connection with the profession:
    • Relevant and timely In-person, hybrid, and online learning:
    • Complimentary registration to all of the following seminars: Student Activities, EMIS, Grants and Business Ops Hot Topics!
    • Member pricing on professional development seminars and webinars
    • Access to OASBO's LPDC for licensure maintenance
  • Subscriptions to:
    • SBO Quarterly magazine (4 print & digital issues/year)
    • OASBO eNews and OASBO Advocacy eNews
  • Access to exclusive OASBO online tools
    • collaborate: OASBO's online community and document library
    • eLearning content
    • videos, podcasts, job board and more
    • member & vendor directories
  • Eligible to serve on Committees

**Retired means having been accepted for retirement by the School Employees Retirement System, the State Teachers Retirement System, or the Public Employees Retirement System, and being no longer employed by a board of education of this state. Retired-rehired school business officials serving as treasurer/CFO or business manager are not eligible for retired membership; they are eligible for professional membership.

Service Affiliate

Annual Dues: $550

Service affiliate membership is open to any company or sole proprietor that offers products or services to Ohio public school districts. The membership shall be issued in the name of the company. All employees of the organization are considered members.
 
  • Member pricing on OASBO events
  • Subscriptions to:
    • SBO Quarterly (4 print and digital issues/year. 1 print copy mailed to the organizations's primary contact each quarter)
    • OASBO eNews and OASBO Advocacy eNews
  • Member Pricing for SBO Quarterly Magazine Ad Rates
  • Access to exclusive OASBO online tools:
    • collaborateOASBO's online community and document library
    • eLearning content
    • member directory
    • videos, podcasts, job board, and more
  • Opportunities to contribute articles to OASBO publications and online platforms
  • Opportunities to speak at OASBO events
  • Access to OASBO Expos/Trade Shows
Dues are not pro-rated based on the time of year the membership is purchased.

Partner/Sponsor

Partner/Sponsor Fee Varies, contact Katie Johnson at katie@oasbo-ohio.org for more information.

This premium opportunity is available to businesses / orgs who provide products and services to school districts, looking for greater visibility and growth in this industry. All employees of the business/organization are considered OASBO members.
 
  • Member pricing on OASBO events
  • 1 SBO Quarterly subscription (4 print and digital issues/year. 1 print copy mailed to the organizations's primary contact each quarter)
  • OASBO eNews and OASBO Advocacy eNews subscriptions
  • Access to exclusive OASBO online tools:
    • collaborateOASBO's online community and document library
    • member & vendor directories
    • videos, podcasts, job board, and more
  • Discounted SBO Quarterly Magazine Ad Rates
  • Opportunities to contribute articles to OASBO publications
  • Opportunities to speak at OASBO events
  • Access to the OASBO membership list
  • Access to OASBO Expos/Trade Shows