The Colorado Association of School Business Officials is the premier resource on business practices and policies for Colorado’s public education community. Colorado ASBO, a nonprofit statewide professional association, is dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism in all aspects of school business.
Founded in the 1920's and reactivated in 1953, Colorado ASBO serves all 178 Colorado School Districts, BOCES, Charter Schools and their respective staffs by providing professional development, promoting best practices strategies and creating professional collaboration and networking opportunities.
Colorado ASBO members represent every facet of school business management and operations including finance, accounting, payroll, human resources, risk management, transportation, child nutrition, maintenance and operations, information technology, purchasing and facilities. Colorado ASBO is the leading organization for those who work in the business side of schools.
Developed by school business management professionals and supported by ASBO International, the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®) defines the essential skills and knowledge that every effective school business professional should possess.
Interested in learning more about the ASBO International SFO Certification? Visit our information page to learn more.
CASBO Board Director Brett Parsons Earns Certification for Fiscal Credibility
Ashburn, VA – November 27, 2018 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to announce that Brett Parsons, SFO, Budget Director, Poudre School District in Fort Collins, CO has earned the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®). School business professionals who earn the SFO certification have proven that they have the required knowledge, expertise, and fiscal credibility to lead their school district and effectively manage the district’s finances.
“ASBO International’s SFO certification is an internationally recognized standardized assessment for school business officials. Increasingly we are seeing that certification is a driver that helps to raise the bar for sound fiscal management across all school districts,” says ASBO International Director of Certification Allison Barton-Kramer. “SFOs are keenly sought after due to their experience and expertise in appropriately allocating resources to meet the current and future needs of their constituents.”
The SFO designation is granted to highly qualified school business professionals who fulfill multiple requirements, including demonstrating certification eligibility (through work experience and education); passing a comprehensive two-part exam that tests competency in accounting and school business management topics; and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct. School Business officials who have earned the SFO certification commit to ongoing professional development, renewing the certification annually, and undergoing recertification every three years.
ASBO International Strategic Partner Horace Mann is the proud sponsor of the SFO certification program. “The role of school business officials is important,” says James Yale, vice president of association relations at Horace Mann. “Showing our support of school business officials as they distinguish themselves and helping to promote recognition of their professional development is equally important.”
For more information about ASBO International’s SFO certification, visit asbointl.org/SFO.