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  • For the first time ever, the SBS participants are meeting in Jefferson City, MO for the School Business Operations Workshop.

    Posted by MoASBO on 9/6/2019

    The MoASBO School Business Specialist (SBS) Certification Program is designed to train current and prospective support staff members for success in his or her position.


    Here are some of the key areas of focus:
    1. Federal, State and Local Agency Reporting
    2. Reviewing School Law
    3. Introducing Fund Accounting Processes

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  • Save The DATE: Registration Opens for the Administrative Leadership Institute on Oct. 15

    Posted by MoASBO on 8/29/2019

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  • 2019-20 Pres. Patty Bedborough- August Message

    Posted by MoASBO on 8/9/2019

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  • 2019-20 Board Members

    Posted by MoASBO on 7/2/2019

    New Board Members

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  • MoASBO's version of "Baby Shark."

    Posted by MoASBO on 5/22/2019

    "Baby Shark" song from the 2019 Spring Conference. View video of MoASBO Board Directors participating in the conference song/dance. 


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  • MOASBO Minute Special Edition with Clint Johnston

    Posted by MoASBO on 3/5/2019

    During the Annual Spring Conference MoASBO will be taking donations to sponsor veteran(s) for the Central Missouri Honor Flight. Check out the MoASBO website for additional information on this year's Legacy event.


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  • Take a break with the MoASBO Minute!

    Posted by MoASBO on 2/4/2019

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  • Changing Seasons Offer Up an Opportunity for Growth

    Posted by Clint Johnston on 1/10/2019

    In Missouri, the seasonal changes offer many opportunities for growth.  In education, we experience these same opportunities which allow for the advancement of student learning within our school districts. 


    Clint Recently I saw a statement that most New Year’s resolutions are broken within the first 12 days of the year.  Just like in our personal lives, our professional lives require us to commit to change for the purposes of the betterment of the end product:  our students!


    January 1 offers a new year for the 900,000 students being educated in Missouri public schools.  As school business officials, we play a substantial role in the success of these students in the coming semester.


    From late winter through early spring into summer, numerous meetings will be conducted at the district building and program level leading to budget development for the 520 public schools in the state.  Throughout the course of these meetings, tough decisions are reviewed, analyzed, agreed upon, and implemented allowing for the educational advancement of our children.


    Let me be the first to thank you for your involvement in this complex and challenging process that leads to the growth within our schools.  Like the changing seasons, each part of this budget endeavor results in significant outcomes which involve students, staff, administration, schools districts, and communities. 


    I hope you have a wonderful second semester.  I look forward to seeing you at the spring conference at Tan-Tar-A.  Registration for this conference is currently available on the MOASBO website.  We are going to have a great conference offering professional development opportunities that I hope help you continue with your growth as a school business official.


    Here is to a wonderful 2019! 


    All of my best in education,

    Clint Johnston

    Superintendent, Jefferson R-VII School District

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  • Welcome to the MoASBO Minute!

    Posted by MoASBO on 1/7/2019

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  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Maybe Not for Everyone!

    Posted by President's Message on 12/5/2018

    “It's the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling. And everyone telling you be of good cheer. It's the most wonderful time of the year!”

    Clint This is the time of year when many of us choose to spread good tidings and cheer to our fellow man.  We, as educators, don’t have to look very far to identify some people who may be in need some cheer – our students.


    We can identify students who have things occurring in their lives that may not allow for individual success or happiness. These students may not be excited for the upcoming holidays or their time away from school during winter break.  Many will not have home-cooked meals or heat to keep them warm.  Some will not receive a present from a loved one or have the resources necessary to give a loved one a gift.    These are all things that too many of us take for granted on a daily basis.


    We have the opportunity to make the world a better place - one child at a time -with our actions and efforts.  Regardless of the situations these children face, all of these matters require the actions of adults. 


    What can we do to make the world a little bit happier for each and every student?  What hope can we give a student who is facing what appears to be a hopeless situation?

    For starters, it requires each one of us to be aware of the challenges our students face:

    • Get to know your students on a one-on-one basis.
    • Take the time to ask your students what their wishes are for this time of year. That one question can speak volumes to an educator’s ears if we are truly listening to their responses. 

    If you and your staff learn of physical needs that your student(s) have, determine if there are local and community resources available that can meet some of these needs.  There are so many people who are looking for an opportunity to give to those who are less fortunate.  Tap into these resources; after all, both the giver and the receiver will be blessed because of that!


    My hope for you as public educators is that you will be a decision maker who is dedicated to helping children improve and enhance their lives.  Before your students leave for break, make sure they know that you and your staff care about them individually and that you are looking forward to seeing them on their first day back from break! 

    Here’s wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!

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