ASBO International Publishes New Professional Standards and Code of Ethics for School Business Leaders (April 12, 2006)
The Association of School Business Officials
International (ASBO) has released the International School Business
Management Professional Standards and Code of Ethics, which details
nearly 200 professional standards and a 28-point Ethical Code that
encompasses Standards, Conduct, and Expectations of Personal and
With increased awareness of the relationship between school business practices and the quality of education and student performance, the public and key stakeholders are focusing now more than ever on the school business official. In this new climate of accountability for student outcomes, there has been intense scrutiny of educational funding and resources. To meet these challenges and ensure every student receives the necessary resources to succeed, school districts need solidly established business and financial operating systems led by effective school business officials.
ASBO has developed and shared school business official standards for nearly five decades, and this publication marks the culmination of their expertise. It combines the knowledge base of highly trained and well-recognized school business officials with time-tested best practices. This document, the first of its kind in scope, is a major contribution to the field because it offers internationally benchmarked guidelines for business officials to draw upon in their daily work. These guidelines will help inform the work of thousands of school business officials who oversee resource allocations that impact a student's daily life.
"Now more than ever, the role of the school business official is crucial to the success of schools, and by extension, the success of students," according to ASBO Board of Directors President Melody E. Douglas. "These professional standards and code of ethics are a constant reminder of the importance of what we do."
Download a full copy of the press release in MS Word format ( 150K file).
For additional information, contact ASBO International's Ron Skinner:
Phone: 703/ 708-7068