The School Business Management Education Summit (formerly known as the Annual Conference) is held in June every year and offers a wide array of educational programs on topics of interest to school business officials as well as a Trade Show that showcases the very best services and products available to school districts. The 3 ½ day event offers at least 23 hours of continuing education credit toward meeting state certification requirements for School District Business Leaders (SDBLs) and 15 hours of CPE credit for Certified Public Accountants.
School Business Management Workshop (SBMW)
SBMW – School Business Management Workshop is held in November (formerly in July) and is an intense professional development experience for all staff of the School Business Office. The SBMW offers specialized strands or tracks on specific subject matters relevant to SBO staff. These strands include Treasurers, Payroll/Personnel, Purchasing, BOCES, and Fiscal/Critical Issues. The SMBW offers over 50 classes over four days.
Financial Management, Auditing and Accounting (FMAA)
The Fiscal Management, Auditing and Accounting (FMAA) Workshops are developed for school business officials and auditors of public schools by NYSASBO in cooperation from the State Education Department, Office of the State Comptroller and members of the Public Schools Committee of the NYS Society of CPA’s and offers updates on issues affecting the financial operations and reporting requirements of public schools in New York State.
NYSASBO offers a series of workshops entitled Accounting I, II, and III that starts with an introductory course on fund accounting in school districts, and builds upon that in the two subsequent courses to cover more advanced topics ranging from accounting for pension contributions, depreciation of fixed assets to preparing school district financial statements and filing ST- 3 report.
SBO Leadership Academy
The SBO Leadership Academy has been revised to target newly hired school business officials as well as mid-level SBO staff interested in moving up the career ladder to become the school business leader (school business manager/executive or assistant superintendent for business). The Leadership Academy will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful school business leader. The ten courses (46 hours), in half-day or full-day increments, will be offered over an 18 month period in conjunction with current NYSASBO events or as a stand-alone program. Applicants must be NYSASBO members and have at least 3 years of experience in a school business office or newly hired as the school business official in a SDBL certified or civil service position.
NYSASBO offers webinars on a wide array of topics of interest to school business office staff ranging from legal and tax cap issues to building aid and facilities planning. Hot Topic Webinars are offered free to members and fee-based webinars are available to everyone. Members enrolled in webinars are eligible for continuing education credit.