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The Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) is a professional organization; providing support and professional development opportunities for individuals in the field of education who provide management and services in accounting, finance, budget, food and nutrition, technology, maintenance and facilities, pupil transportation, and other support service operations. As a non-profit 501c (3) organization, founded in 1954, AASBO is recognized by the educational community as the primary source of accurate, objective business and operations information, educating its diverse membership and constituency in professional best practices, and promoting the highest standards in school business administration through a multitude of benefits for every member. AASBO is dedicated to improving the skills of its members to ensure that the educational needs of Arizona’s school children are best served. As an example, in many of AASBO’s programs, presentations are made by individuals with expertise in areas of school business and support service operations. The association’s programs feature keynote speakers from various fields and high elective offices, as well as technical sessions in the areas of business operations.

Many years ago, AASBO began as a forum for exchanging ideas and sharing information about school business operations in Arizona. During its first 40 years of service, AASBO was operated by volunteers throughout the state, but as the association’s membership and services grew, a center of operations was opened in Phoenix in 1996 staffed with professionals who have been successful school business administrators as well as a well-trained and experienced office staff who are ready to meet the needs of our membership. AASBO is affiliated with the Association of School Business Officials International, headquartered in Reston, Virginia. ASBO International serves members from the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. Currently, AASBO has a membership base of 2,000 members representing not only school employees but vendors who are interested in doing business with Arizona public schools.




The Mission of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) is to promote the highest standards of school business management by providing quality training, legislative leadership, and cultivating the professional stature of its members.



As an affiliate of ASBO Inernational, the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) subscribes to its Code of Ethics as set forth in the ASBO International Policies and Procedures.




  • Members and associate members of the Association of School Business Officials International, including its affiliates, are committed to conducting themselves within the highest standards of
    professional and personal ethics, to continuing ongoing professional growth and development, and to developing these beliefs in others with whom they work.
  • Members assume the responsibility for providing professional leadership in their schools, communities, and organizations. This responsibility requires members to maintain standards of exemplary personal and professional conduct.



In all activities, members and associate members in good standing of ASBO International and its accredited affiliates shall:

  • Make the well-being of all students, staff and fellow members a fundamental value in all decision making and actions.
  • Fulfill professional responsibilities with honesty and integrity.
  • Support the principle of due process and protect the civil and human rights of all individuals.
  • Obey all local, state and national laws.
  • Implement the policies and administrative rules and regulations of the employing organization (school district, private school and/or associated organization).
  • Pursue appropriate measures to correct those laws, policies and regulations that are not consistent with this code of ethics.
  • Not tolerate the failure of others to act in an ethical manner and will pursue appropriate measures to correct such failures.
  • Never use their positions for personal gain through political, social, religious, economic or other influence.
  • Honor all contracts until fulfillment or release.



In all activities, members and associate members in good standing of ASBO International and its accredited affiliates shall demonstrate their adherence to the standards set forth above by:
  • Actively supporting the goals and objectives of the educational institution with which they work.
  • Interpreting the policies and practices of their employer to the staff and to the community fairly and objectively.
  • Implementing, to the best of their ability, the policies and administrative regulations to their obligations.
  • Assisting fellow members, as appropriate, in fulfilling their obligations.
  • Supporting a positive image of the educational institution with which they work.
  • Not publicly criticizing board members, superiors, administrators, or other employees.
  • Helping subordinates achieve their maximum potential through fair and just treatment.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of data and information.
  • Accurately and objectively reporting data, in a timely fashion, to authorized agents.




In the conduct of business and the discharge of responsibilities, each member will:
  • Conduct business honestly, openly, and with integrity.
  • Avoid conflict of interest situations by not conducting business with a company or firm in which the official or any member of the official’s family has a vested interest.
  • Avoid preferential treatment of one outside interest group, company, or individual over another.
  • Uphold the dignity and decorum of their office in every way.
  • Never use their position for personal gain.
  • Never accept or offer illegal payment for services rendered.
  • Not accept gifts, free services, or anything of value for, or because of, any act performed or withheld.
  • Support the actions of colleagues whenever possible.
  • Actively support appropriate professional associations aimed at improving school business management, and encourage colleagues to do likewise.
  • Accept leadership roles and responsibilities when appropriate.




AASBO operates under the leadership of an Executive Director with the guidance of a volunteer 13-member Board of Directors that is elected by the members. All members of the Board of Directors, with the exception of the Vendor Representative, are employed full-time by local school districts or governmental agencies that serve school systems in Arizona. The Association employs a full-time Executive Director who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. In addition, AASBO employs additional employees to service the needs of the membership and organization.





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