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Iowa Association of School Business Officials


The organizational meeting of Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) occurred in August 1962. Twenty eight individuals were present. Following a mandatory waiting period IASBO joined with the Association of School Business Officials International in 1967. The IASBO Corporation was formed in 1987, as a nonprofit corporation under Iowa Code chapter 504A (1987),

The Membership

The Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) is an organization of approximately 485 members, consisting of Superintendents, Directors of Administrative Services, Business Managers, Board Secretaries, Treasurers and Accounting Department Personnel, who are responsible for the financial operation of Iowa Public School Districts and Area Education Agencies. Active membership is restricted to currently employed public school district employees or area education agency employees whose job responsibilities include school business operations.


The mission of the Iowa Association of School Business Officials is to provide programs and services that promote the highest standards of school business management practices and professional growth.

Professional Development Services

The association presents two (2) state-wide meetings each year plus multiple additional special topic clinics and webinars to keep the membership informed with what they need to conduct their assignment and be of service to their school or agency.

Regional Structure

The Iowa Association of School Business Officials has implemented a regional director concept by dividing the state into 10 regions. The purpose of the regional concept is to promote professional relationships, develop leadership and encourage members to work on regional issues. Corporate partners are encouraged to offer presentations at these smaller meetings to further understand and share how vender products and services can provide quality cost-effective assistance to school districts.

Each region conducts meetings with the frequency and structure as preferred by the members in each district. Regional director contact information can be found on the IASBO website.


Four (4) electronic newsletters are forwarded to the members each fiscal year. The newsletter provides information on the conferences and workshops, current legal issues and other information that is of importance to them in the conduct of their work. Frequent communications via email are sent to members concerning emerging issues and to relay information from the various state agencies. An association web site at is maintained for member support. The web site includes member listing, upcoming meeting information and on-line registration, past newsletters and legal briefs, a member forum, and links to other related sites. Regular email communications are provided by the Executive Director to all members apprising them of items of immediate interest and concern.

Authorization renewal credits

The Iowa Association of School Business Officials is an approved provider of renewal credits for School Business Officials (SBO) to retain their state required authorization to serve as the chief business officer in a public school district.