School Business Affairs December 2019

44790 Maynard Square, Suite 200 | Ashburn, VA 20147 | P: 866.682.2729 | Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the SFO Commission, I wish to thank our exceptional volunteers and professionals for making certification a priority in 2019! This year, the program grew to 440 strong as it welcomed dedicated individuals who proactively sought to elevate their professional stature. Their ongoing commitment to keep knowledge and skills current through recertification will have beneficial impacts on the school districts and communities they serve for many years to come. As we usher in 2020, the SFO program will mark its 10-year anniversary! Please join us as we take a step back to celebrate major milestones that have forever defined SFO as the most sought-after credential for school business officials. And when celebrating accomplishments, let’s not overlook our potential to influence and nurture other aspiring SFOs. You now hold the industry’s acclaimed standard and will be a benchmark model for success. So stand proud and remember that behind every great school district are exceptional teachers, talented students, and well-qualified school business officials like you. Let’s celebrate! Lynn (Evelyn) Buch 2019 SFO Commission Chair