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School Business Professionals Earn ASBO International Certification:
Celebrating a decade of professional commitment to school districts.

Ashburn, VA – December 3, 2019 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to recognize the 446 school business officials who have earned ASBO International’s Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®) certification since the program’s inauguration.

The designation is increasingly valued as an important screening tool for school districts seeking qualified administrators to oversee and manage their educational resources. “Employers know that becoming on SFO is not a one-time commitment, but a lifelong dedication to adhering to professional standards and excelling as industry leaders,” says Lynn Buch, 2019 SFO Commission Chair.

In 2020, the SFO program will celebrate its ten-year anniversary as the recognized, validated standard for professional competencies. It will also mark the commencement of the updating of the exam; a routine process to keep test content current and stay abreast of industry changes. This rigorous commitment to relevance and best practices has made the SFO program highly respected amongst peers and in building a career as a school business official.

The SFO program is sponsored by ASBO International Strategic Partner Horace Mann. “The role of school business officials is important,” says James Yale, vice president of industry relations at Horace Mann. “Showing our support of school business officials as they distinguish themselves and helping to promote recognition of their professional development is equally important.”

Learn more about ASBO International’s SFO certification at

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at

About Horace Mann
Founded by Educators for Educators®, Horace Mann aspires to be the company of choice to help all educators prepare for a successful tomorrow. Exceptional educators are critical to the success of their students. Horace Mann can help attract and retain more of them to the profession by providing solutions that make their financial lives easier and their careers more rewarding. For more information about the company, visit Horace Mann is the proud sponsor of ASBO International’s SFO certification.