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  • It's Time to Renew Membership

    Posted by MoASBO on 6/14/2022

    2022-2023 Membership Information

    (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)
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    School district administrators, business officials and support staff personnel look to MoASBO for professional development and networking opportunities to help them be leaders in their professions.

    Find out which membership or partnership is right for you:

    Active Member - $125 - School administrators, business officials and support staff who are employed and directly involved in the operation of public or private school districts.

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  • Mark Your Calendar:

    Posted by MoASBO on 5/9/2022

    Upcoming Event:     

    Support Staff Fall Conference
    October 9 - 11, 2022 - Margaritaville

    Executive Finance Forum
    November 15 - 17, 2022 - Camden on the Lake

    Spring Conference
    April 23 - 26, 2023 - Margaritaville
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  • Webinar Alert: What You Don't Know You Don't Know about the Governor's Plan to Raise Teacher Salaries

    Posted by MoASBO on 4/1/2022

    What You Don't Know You Don't Know about the Governor's Plan to Raise Teacher Salaries

    In Gov. Parson's 2022 State of the State speech, he put forward a plan to raise the starting pay for Missouri teachers. He included $21. 8 million in his proposed budget to increase the minimum pay from the current $25,000 to $38,000 annually.

    Although the state House Budget Committee has removed the governor's plan to boost teacher minimum pay, lawmakers are continuing to work on the state budget.  It is possible this budget line item could be reinstated.

    Make plans to participate in a webinar co-hosted by MoASBO and MASA for:

    • background and clarifying information on this plan
    • examples of how the plan will impact school districts 
    • demonstration of different scenarios  

    Webinar panelists include:

    • Richard Asbill - Bolivar superintendent
    • Luke Boyer - Laclede Co. R-1 superintendent
    • Paul Northington - Rockwood CFO
    • Carol Embree - MoASBO legislative liaison 
     
    Register here for the Wed., April 13, webinar at 10 a.m.
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  • Register for Spring Conference

    Posted by MoASBO on 1/10/2022

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    Spring conference registration is open. Take advantage of the opportunity to be together and learn best practices from colleagues and other subject matter experts. Breakout sessions are specifically designed to inspire learning and collaboration.

    Session categories include: 

    • Accounting
    • Budgeting
    • Food Service
    • Transportation
    • Legal Hot Topics
    • Human Resources
    • Communication
    • Facilities
    • Leadership
    • Risk Management
    • Technology

    Click here to view an agenda of sessions and descriptions.

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  • Message from MoASBO President

    Posted by MoASBO on 11/17/2021

    Hey, MoASBO colleagues -- I’m excited to check in with you, but can hardly believe it’s already fall!  Time goes by so fast, doesn’t it?  It seems like just yesterday we were sweating (literally and figuratively) over the start of school and now we’re into November.

    I wanted to catch you up on a couple of things this month.  I’ve started traveling to the in-person meetings of our regional groups, and have really been enjoying the interactions.  Thanks especially to GO ASBO, NE ASBO, and CMo ASBO for their hospitality, and to our MoASBO business partners who have provided lunch for meetings - Stifel, MOSIP/PFM, and Marsh and McLennan!  Over the next several months I hope to meet many more of you as I continue to make the rounds across our state.

    I also wanted to share a bit about the ASBO International Annual Conference last month in Milwaukee.  It was an outstanding conference! As Kim Cranston has mentioned I was honored to receive the International Eagle Award this year from ASBO and part of this trip was receiving that award officially.  However, I can tell you the highlights of the trip were all about the excellent professional development opportunities and, even more so, about networking with friends from across the country who also work in school business.  Our small but mighty Missouri delegation renewed friendships with colleagues in Iowa, Washington, Oregon, Kansas, Illinois and several other states.  These relationships are the bedrock of my successes in school business, and I would bet they figure prominently in your story as well. 

    I’d like to ask, in this season of Thanksgiving, that you think of one colleague or friend who works in a Missouri public school or on school business somewhere else in our country.  Reach out to them.  Thank them. Write an email or a short “snail mail” note.  They will really appreciate it! 

     

    “In the end, it is about truly caring for every precious human being whose life we touch. It is about including everybody, not just the fortunate few or the exceptionally talented. It is about living with an abundance mind-set: an abundance of patience, love, hope, and opportunity. Everyone wants to contribute. Trust them. Leaders are everywhere. Find them. Some people are on a mission. Celebrate them. Others wish things were different. Listen to them. Everybody matters. Show them.”

    - Bob Chapman in “Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family”

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  • Upcoming Webinars

    Posted by MoASBO on 11/17/2021

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    Webinar Topic

    Description/ Recording

    Presenter(s)

    November 30

    1 - 2 PM

    Teacher Recruitment and Retention - Grow Your Own Grant
    Hear the latest information regarding the Missouri's teacher shortage. Paul Katnik, DESE Assistant Commissioner, will provide information on the $50 million investment that offers support to districts regarding enrollment and recruiting grants. 
     
    Register today
    Paul Katnik - DESE

    December 2

    11 a.m. - Noon

    How to Work More Effectively with Legal, In and Out of Crises 
    Lawyers and communications professionals who work for the same company often appear to be on opposing teams when it comes to communications. They waste precious time and energy pushing back against each other’s approaches, adding unnecessary stress and drama to situations where it’s needed least.

    In this session, explore the tensions that tend to arise between lawyers and communicators, gain best practices for neutralizing them, and learn how to forge more effective and collaborative relationships with in-house and outside lawyers to keep your organization’s legal and reputational interests in the proper balance.

     

    Register today

    Jon Goldberg, founder - Reputation A
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  • MoASBO HONORS ALL WHO SERVED

    Posted by MoASBO on 11/11/2021

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    Our military veterans are a source of inspiration to all of us at MoASBO. Their noble sacrifices provide and preserve the freedoms we experience today. 
     
    In observance of Veterans Day, please join me in saying THANK YOU to these veterans who are part of the MoASBO community:
     
    • Mitch Barnes, Air Force veteran - West Nodaway R-1 School District superintendent.
    • Lorenzo Boyd, Navy veteran - Lorenzo is with Stifel, a MoASBO business partner.
    • Julie Doss - Air Force veteran - Lindbergh Schools payroll specialist.
    • Matt Frederickson, Army veteran - Bowling Green School District superintendent.
    • Matt Fritz, Marine veteran - North Kansas City Schools CFO.
    • Tim Luebbering, Navy veteran - Osage County R-3 HR manager.
    • Tim Michener, Navy veteran - Tim is with Asset Services, a MoASBO business partner.
    • Jeff Orr, Marine veteran - Fort Zumwalt School District CFO.
    • Stephanie Piatt, Army veteran - Saint Louis Public Schools CFO
    • Terry Robinson, Army veteran - Tipton R-VI School District superintendent.
    • Kirk Sampson, Air Force veteran - Blue Springs School District assistant superintendent business services.
    • Dr. Robert Sigrist, Army National Guard veteran - St. Joseph School District director of student services.
    • Marc Spunaugle, Marine veteran - Leeton R-X School District superintendent.
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  • Member Spotlight

    Posted by MoASBO on 10/8/2021

    Member Spotlight

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    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

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    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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