18 882 ASBO INTERNATIONAL MEMB E R S 4,224 Dues-Paying Members 4,71 7 Affiliate Members ASBO International members make sure that education resources are used ef ficiently and ef fectively to optimize learning for every student. Using best practices in business management, they allocate the funds to make the most resourceful decisions, managing everything from procuring 1:1 technology to finding more ef ficient fuels that save on transportation costs. DUAL & AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP GROWTH ASBO af filiates participated in Dual Membership. individuals joined or renewed membership to ASBO International through this program. 11 states, provinces, and countries participated in Af filiate Membership, with 4,717 individuals having access to the Global School Business Network. 191 individuals upgraded from this program to full ASBO International Membership. eligibility 329 CERTIFICATION school business of ficials held the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) credential as of March 31, 2018—a 12% increase over the prior year. SFO exams were administered on site at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Denver, Colorado— double the number in 2016. In February 2018, the SFO program streamlined the following areas: 22 recertification application test administration price structure 157 school districts participated in the Meritorious Budget Award and Pathway to the MBA programs for FY2017–2018. 569 school districts participated in the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting program for FYE2017. 4 individuals from Richmond, Kentucky; Manassas, Virginia; Fredericksburg, Virginia; and Saint Ann, Missouri, were honored for their visionary leadership in school business with a 2017 Eagle Award. 4 2017 Pinnacle Award recipients, selected for their innovative solutions to everyday challenges, represented districts in Medina, New York; New Hyde Park, New York; Kansas City, Missouri; and Fortville, Indiana. 18 rising leaders in school business were awarded the Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship, providing them with the opportunity to attend ASBO International’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Denver, Colorado. MEMBER RECOGNITION recertification MEETINGS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 10/10 attendees said they ’d recommend the event to their colleagues af ter attending the sold-out 2017 Eagle Institute in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 848 school business of ficials from around the world chose from 77 education sessions at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Denver, Colorado. 5 top-notch leadership development sessions were delivered to 226 school business professionals at the 2018 Executive Leadership Forum in Austin, Texas. 66 recorded education sessions from the 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo launched ASBO’s new e-learning initiative. These resources were viewed 309 times and downloaded 147 times.