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  • Member Spotlight

    Posted by MoASBO on 10/8/2021

    Member Spotlight


    Meet MoASBO member Dr. Amy Jackson, CFO/assistant superintendent, Poplar Bluff R-1 School District.


    "I love the positive impact my role has on students,"  said Dr. Jackson.

    Learn more about Amy

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  • Upcoming Conference

    Posted by MoASBO on 10/8/2021


    Registration is Open!

    Join colleagues for this annual event at Camden on the Lake. Learn some best practices from colleagues and other subject matter experts. Dr. Kari Monsees will provide a DESE update and Scott Kimble will give a preview of the upcoming legislative session. 

    Click here to view an agenda of sessions and descriptions.

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  • Make MoASBO the Place to Go for Your Professional Learning!

    Posted by MoASBO on 9/24/2021

    Are you taking advantage of your membership benefits? Review all opportunities here: https://www.moasbo.org/Page/322 

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  • MoASBO’s Executive Finance Forum

    Posted by MoASBO on 9/21/2021

    MoASBO’s Executive Finance Forum is created specifically for administrators and is designed to inspire learning and collaboration. 

    This year's event is in person, with a virtual option. The "encore" event (recorded sessions from the conference) is available for people are unable to be at the Lake.

    *Registrants will need to select "in-person" or "virtual" at the time of registration.


    During this year's conference, you'll hear updates from:

    • Dr. Kari Monsees (DESE) 
    • Scott Kimble (MCSA)

    Session topics include: 

    • School Business Management - Risk Management and Transportation
    • School Business Management - Food Service and IT
    • Budgeting
    • Telling the Finance Story for Public Education
    • Legal Hot Topics
    • Explaining Where the Money Comes From
    • Working with Others - Can't We Just Get Along?
    • Construction Projects - Funding Methods

    *CPE credit will be provided for select in-person sessions. The encore event does not qualify for CPE credit.


    Conference Registration Fee: $200


    Register Today

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  • Upcoming Conferences

    Posted by MoASBO on 9/13/2021

    What are you doing to grow and expand your knowledge? Take advantage of these upcoming professional learning events:

    2021 Support Staff Fall Conference - Oct. 18 - 19, 2021 View agenda

    2021 Executive Finance Forum - Nov. 15 -16, 2021 View agenda

    You'll hear updates from Dr. Kari Monsees (DESE) and Scott Kimble (MCSA). Session topics include: 

    • School Business Management (Risk Mgt., IT, Food Service, Transportation, Budgeting)
    • Telling the Finance Story for Public Education
    • Legal Hot Topics
    • Explaining Where the Money Comes From
    • Working with Others - Can't We Just Get Along?
    • Construction Projects - Funding Methods
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  • Video from MoASBO President

    Posted by MoASBO on 8/11/2021

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  • MoASBO and MASA Hold Joint Webinar Discussing the Tax Rate Ruling

    Posted by MoASBO on 6/30/2021


    Impact of Blankenship vs. Franklin County Collector

    Webinar: July 13, 1- 2 p.m.

    MASA and MoASBO invite you to join us for an online panel discussion about the recent court decision on calculating local tax rates.  As you know, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District ruled that a subsection of state law is unconstitutional in allowing the rate to be raised above voter-approved rates.

    Hear legal background and perspective from an attorney. Learn what this means for your school district and how your colleagues are dealing with the impact of this decision.  



    Dr. Doug Hayter (MASA Exec. Director), Kim Cranston (MoASBO Exec. Director), Dr. Jim Cummins (Neosho superintendent), Ron Orr (Pattonville CFO), and  John Reynolds (Tueth Keeney).
    Please submit questions ahead of time to kcranston@moasbo.org.
    Register today
    This free webinar is co-sponsored by MASA and MoASBO.


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  • Message from MoASBO Incoming President

    Posted by MoASBO on 4/28/2021
    MoASBO Incoming President Remarks: 
    As I think about this upcoming year for MoASBO there are several things on my mind. 
    CharlesWe will all need to:
    • Continue defending Missouri public education and our students from those in the capital who want to destroy our system, or who are bent on removing tax revenues, regardless of the impacts
    • Work together to provide excellent learning opportunities, training programs and, resources for our members
    • Support our growing – even thriving! – regional MoASBO groups.
    But, mostly I think about you, our individual members in school districts all across our state.  You may be in a district where there are multiple members of MoASBO, and numerous people working to support the business side of your school district, or you may be one of our many, many members who work basically alone – the only bookkeeper for the district, or the small school superintendent who is wearing lots of hats, taking on everything from the ASBR to curriculum revision and driving a bus! 
    Regardless of where you are serving, I want to share a good word with you…. It’s the Zulu word, Sawabona.  That’s s-a-w-a-b-o-n-a.  Used as a greeting, Sawabona literally means, “I see you”.  The more nuanced meaning is that the person approaching sees you, understands where you’re coming from, and is pleased to be in your presence. 
    After this past crazy, isolated school year, I want you to hear me – and MoASBO – offer you, “Sawabona”.  I see you, I’m so pleased to be able to serve you this coming year, and I LITERALLY intend to see you. 
    I’m very hopeful that MoASBO will very soon get back to a regular schedule of in-person events where I can see you – and you can see so many others -- as we network with each other.
    I also want to share that I see you in terms of the resources you need to do you job well; serving your students.  Kim and her staff have continued to work and plan and I will work with them – and our board – to deliver an excellent set of professional learning opportunities for each of you in the coming year. 
    I hope to see you in the Capital.  Now more than ever, we need to be building relationships with our locally elected state representatives and senators.  Friends, we can truly be a resource, helping them understand the sometimes complicated, always important factors of school business. 
    Finally, I really want to COME see you – I plan to make at least one in-person visit to each of the regional MoASBO groups around the state.  These are excellent geographically close groupings of our members.  If you’re not in one, join!  If there’s not a group near you, then let’s talk about getting one started!  I look forward to being there to learn from you, and share about the great work your association is doing.  While I’m out travelling, I’d love to just stop in and visit with you over a cup of coffee, or while touring your school.  I can be a good visitor and storyteller, but really, I’d like to hear from you – how MoASBO benefits you, how we can get better, and how we can really be the association you need. 
    So, I’ll close the way I started, simply offering you, “Sawabona”.  I see you – and I look forward to seeing you, hearing you, and enjoying your presence this year!


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  • Congratulations to our ALD, SBS, and SFO

    Posted by MoASBO on 4/27/2021

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  • Check Out Which School Districts Received the MBA and COE Awards

    Posted by MoASBO on 4/27/2021

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