Kansas Association of School Business Officials

KASBO Academy

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School District Purchasing and Ethics

July 19, 2024

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Register Here

Hyatt Regency Wichita

400 West Waterman
Wichita, KS 67202

Click Here to Reserve a Room for July 18 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita

or Call 316-293-1234 and Reference KASBO Academy

*** Block closes June 28th so book your room today! ***

The KASBO Academy has been formed by the KASBO Board of Directors to offer training to Kansas school business officials that will lead to certification as a KASBO School Business Official.

We envision a program of training that covers basic information and competencies required of Kansas business officials.

On Friday, July 19, we are offering School District Purchasing and Ethics at a cost of $150, which includes 6 hours of instruction and lunch. Please see the course information below:

School District Purchasing and Ethics - Course Syllabus

1.   Understand what governs purchasing decisions
2.   Define common terms and processes used in purchasing
3.   Why the role of purchasing is strategic
4.   Learn how fund type might impact purchasing decisions
5.   Discuss what functions are important to separate and how to build checks and balances
6.   Understand the use of cooperative contracts
7.   Identify when a contract may be necessary
8.   What are common contract changes and why
9.   Review special impacts to purchasing and best practices
10. Learn how to manage potential conflicts of interests and business ethics

This academy was previously offered September 15, 2023.

You must be a KASBO member to register.
Registration will be limited to the first 45 members who register.

The 2024 Annual Convention & Expo was an outstanding success!  Thank you Debbie Walburn for all your hard work making this convention great!

Enjoy some images from the recent convention!

Debbie Walburn

KASBO President

Debbie takes the reins as KASBO President
for the 2023-2024 Term!

"I look forward to a great year with KASBO, with the expanding of services to our
members with our academies and
Mentorship Programs."

Debbie is the District Treasurer for USD 372, Silver Lake Schools.  She has been with the district since 2016.  Prior to that she was the Board Clerk at USD 343, Perry-Lecompton schools for 11 years.

Congratulations to the Newly Elected
KASBO Board Directors!

Newly Elected Board of Directors Members


Fred Meier

you are the recipient of the


Dale Dennis Distinguished Service Award

KASBO's most prestigious award! Well done!

American Fidelity

2024KASBO Annual Conference and Expo Scholarship Recipients

(These scholarships provide registration, membership, and a hotel room for two nights for the winners shown below to attend the KASBO ACE)

Piper Sandler

2024 KASBO Dependent Scholarship

The Kansas Association of School Business Officials (KASBO) and proud sponsor Piper | Sandler are honored to offer to active KASBO members an opportunity for their immediate dependents to apply for a $1,000 Academic Scholarship to be awarded each year at our annual KASBO spring conference.

Victoria Kuckelman was unable to attend

2024 Karen Schadel

ASBO Scholarship



Emily Evans


This $2,500 scholarship is presented in memory of Karen Schadel, who served as KASBO's Executive Director for many years, and provides financial assistance to attend the ASBO International Annual Convention and Expo. This venue offers an opportunity to network with global colleagues, participate in professional development, and explore the variety of school business resources that ASBO International provides.


Thank you Rod Spangler and KBS for also sponsoring Emily's mom to be able to go to ASBO with Emily as well!

Future KASBO/ASBO Events

April 17-19, 2024 - KASBO Annual Convention & Expo, Manhattan Hilton Garden Inn

PO Box 3255, Olathe, KS 66063                             


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