The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Annual Meeting & Expo Events

Learn more about the COE by attending these events at the Annual Meeting & Expo.

  • Seminar: “All You Need to Know About Preparing an Award-Winning CAFR” is an in-depth, four-hour seminar that reviews COE requirements, application materials, and review process, and offers suggestions on how to get started. Select this free seminar on the Annual Meeting & Expo registration form.
  • Discussion Group: “How to Prepare and Submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence (COE) Program” is a discussion group that meets for an hour and provides a general overview of the COE and the benefits of applying.

Award-Winning CAFR Examples

School District Budget,
Total Revenue
Logan-Hocking Area School District
Logan, Ohio
Submitted by Paul Shaw 
$44,494,500 4,069
Webster Parish School Board
Minden, Louisiana
Submitted by Crevonne Odom
$72,187,486 6,332
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Board of Education
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Submitted by Ruby Pittman 
$155,215,238 12,076
Tulsa Public Schools, Independent School District L-1
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Submitted by Joe Stoeppelwerth
$412,780,000 39,999
School District of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach, Florida
Submitted by Nancy Jo Samuels
$1,900,000,000 184,500


Learn more about Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) eligibility, program requirements, and preparing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Presented by Sara Kirk, audit manager, Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C., you'll discover how earning the COE not only strengthens your budget process, but also demonstrates your commitment to fiscal integrity.

Watch the COE webinar here.