School Business Affairs September 2020

publisher’s message 6 SEPTEMBER 2020 | SCHOOL BUSINESS AFFAIRS MORE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS FOR YOU! I have exciting news to share! Per our Strategic Plan, the staff at HQ have been exploring different mem- bership models during the past few years to ensure we continue to meet the needs of school business profes- sionals around the world. We reviewed our membership trends, analyzed survey results, researched across our affiliates, and studied like associa- tions in the education field. Our goal: to identify the best membership structure for ASBO International. The role of the school business professional has never been more important—both in the classroom and in the business office. From accounting to facilities to trans- portation to technology, school business officials are involved in every aspect of a student’s learning. Having shared the background, we are excited to share that ASBO International is launching a new district-level membership. The district-level membership expands the reach of ASBO International beyond the CFO/Assistant Superintendent/School Business Manager titles and encourages members from all levels in the business office, as well as staff in other related departments (Human Resources, Transportation, Food and Nutrition, Informa- tion Technology, and more) to become involved. District-level membership includes one voting member per district and three copies of print publications ( School Business Affairs, School Business Leader, School Business Daily, School Business Minute, and Accents) as well as digital versions of all publications. District-level members qualify for member pricing on all ASBO International conferences, webinars, recognition programs, and certi- fication and gives them full access to the Global School Business Network, including discussion forums, resources libraries, and toolkits. This new category will enable ASBO International to reach deeper into the school district and provide resources and information without sacrificing our core goal of serving the school business official. Districts can roll existing memberships into a single district member- ship or allow specific individuals to retain their individual membership. Want to know more? Please contact me at smcmahon@ . — Siobhán McMahon, CAE Colophon: During production of this issue, Siobhán attended her first virtual vet appointment (from the car) and picked blueberries from the garden. Pat became frustrated trying to keep the chicken who thinks she’s a dog out of the house, and Laura wished she had a root cellar to store all the produce bursting out of her garden. School Business Afairs September 2020 | Volume 86, Number 8 SCHOOL BUSINESS AFFAIRS (ISSN 0036-651X) is the professional journal of the Association of School Business Officials International and is published monthly by the association. Periodical postage paid at Herndon, Virginia, and additional mailing of­fces. Postmaster: Send address corrections to School Business Affairs , 44790 Maynard Square, Suite 200, Ashburn, VA 20147; 703.478.0405 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT — Claire Hertz, CSBA, SFO VICE PRESIDENT — Ed Chabal IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT — Tom Wohlleber, CSRM DIRECTORS Marvin Dereef, Jr., SFO Bill Sutter, SFO Susan Harkin, SFO John Hutchison, CPA, MBA, SFO David Ginsberg Ryan Stechschulte EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — David J. Lewis PUBLICATIONS POLICY The materials published in each issue represent the ideas, beliefs, or opinions of those who write them and are not necessarily the views or policies of the Association of School Business Officials International. Material that appears in School Business Affairs may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission. EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR — Matthew M. Lentz, MPA, RSBA, PRSBA, SFO VICE CHAIR — Paul Bobek, CPA Brian Brent, Ph.D., CPA Louis J. Pepe, MBA, RSBA, SFO Leslie Peterson, MBA, SFO Cindy Reilmann, CPA, SFO Brenda Burkett, CPA, CSBA, SFO Tamara Mitchell Robert Saul BOARD LIAISON — Ed Chabal EDITORIAL STAFF PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR — Siobhán McMahon, CAE EDITOR — Patricia George DESIGN — Laura Carter Carter Publishing Studio EDITORIAL OFFICES 44790 Maynard Square, Suite 200, Ashburn, VA 20147 Phone: 703.478.0405 Fax: 703.478.0205 Home Page: Email: ADVERTISING INFORMATION The YGS Group 3650 W. Market St., York, PA 17404 Phone: 717.430.2351 • Fax: 717.825.2171 Laura Gaenzle SUBSCRIPTION RATE S eventy dollars of ASBO members’ annual dues are designated for School Business Affairs subscription. © 2020, ASBO International