Kansas Association of School Business Officials

2021 KASBO ACE Re-Scheduled for September 1-3

The KASBO Board of Directors has approved moving the 2021 Annual Convention & Expo to September 1-3, 2021 at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel.

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding our progress against the Covid-19 Virus, the board felt that this move would best insure that our members would be able to safely attend the convention.

Registration information will be forthcoming in a few months. 

Thanks to all members for their patience! Please continue to stay safe!



Honoring Rising Stars in School Business

ASBO is accepting applications and nominations for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship program, which will recognize 18 new professionals with the following:

  • $2,000 toward the 2021 ASBO AME
  • Participant-driven workshop
  • Pre-conference dinner
  • New network of peers and mentors


Please Click Here for more information and/or to apply or nominate someone.


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Sue Ware Honored with

KASBO's 2020 Dale Dennis Distinguished Service Award

Sue Ware, retired Great Bend USD 428 business official, was honored with our 2020 Dale Dennis Distinguished Service AWARD. For many years, Sue solicited and gathered donations of school supplies to be used as the center-piece decorations at meal functions during our KASBO Annual Convention and Expo. At the close of the conference, the supplies were always donated to a local school district.

Thank you Sue for your years of dedication KASBO and to the school children of Kansas!

Diane Ney Retires After 9 Years as KASBO Treasurer

Diane Ney, Treasurer for Central Plains USD 112, has chosen to retire as the KASBO Treasurer after nine years of dedicated service. 

Many thanks to Diane for her service as treasurer and as a loyal KASBO Executive Board Member!

Merle Hastert to Serve as the

2020-2021 KASBO President

Merle Hastert, Treasurer/Risk Management Director for Olathe USD 233, was named as the 2020-2021 President of KASBO at our Virtual Conference on November 12.

After graduating from high school in Garnett, Kansas, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Emporia State University.

Before joining the Olathe School District in 2005, Merle gained experience by working for Household Finance Corporation, 4th National Bank, Bank IV, and Toyota Motor Credit Corporation. 

In his position with Olathe, he is responsible for directing the following programs: workers compensation, district risk management, and banking activities including balance and investments.

Congratulations Merle and thank you for your willingness to serve KASBO!


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Future KASBO/ASBO Events

February 18-19, 2021 - ASBO Virtual Strategic Governance Symposium

April 22, 2021 - KASBO Spring Virtual Learning Event

September 1-3 - KASBO Annual Convention & Expo, Overland Park Marriott Hotel

October 13-16, 2021 - ASBO Annual Meeting & Expo, Milwaukee

April 20-22, 2022 - KASBO Annual Convention & Expo, Kanas Star Event Center, Mulvane

September 14-17, 2022 - ASBO Annual Meeting & Expo, Portland, Oregon

October 18-21, 2023 - ASBO Annual CMeeting & Expo, National Harbor, Maryland

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Dale Dennis Receives the 2019 Kansan of the Year

The Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas presented Dale Dennis with its 2019 Kansan of the Year award at its annual banquet in Topeka on January 24.

KASBO was represented by Rob Balsters, Executive Director, and Eric Hansen, President, shown below with Dale.

Please Click Here for a tribute to Dale that was included in the banquet program.



Jimmy Hay Honored With ASBO's

2020 Pinnacle of Excellence Award

Jimmy Hay, Director of Finance and Board Clerk for Paola USD 368 and KASBO Immediate Past President, has been named as the 2020 recipient of ASBO's Pinnacle of Excellence Award, sponsored by Virco, Inc. This is one of the two top service awards presented annually by ASBO.

The award honors Jimmy's foresight in founding the S.O.S. Serving Our Students program in 2017. The SOS program is a community event held annually to help equip students in Paola USD 368 with items necessary to help them have a successful start to the school year.

Jimmy is also very active in other school and community organizations: Treasurer of the Paola USD 368 Endowment Association, Panther Friend Mentor, Vice Chair of the Miami County United Way, Lighthouse Church Treasurer, First Option Bank Baehr Foundation Trustee, Paola Rotary Club member, and Tri-Ko, Inc. Board of Directors.

Jimmy graduated cum laude from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He and his wife Christi are the proud parents of four children, who all attend school in Paola USD 368.

Congratulations Jimmy!


KASBO Scholarship Winners - 2020

Karen Schadel ASBO Scholarship

Sarah Windmeyer

Hiawatha USD 415

This scholarship, is presented in memory of Karen Schadel who served as KASBO's Executive Director for many years.

Sarah, who is the Director of Finance, will receive $2,500 to attend the ASBO Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Nashville this fall.


Piper Sandler

KASBO Dependent Scholarship


Dana Gosch

Dana is the daughter of Rayne Gosch, who is the Board Clerk for Lakin USD 215. She will receive $1,000 to help with her higher education expenses.


American Fidelity

KASBO Annual Conference and Exhibits Scholarships

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

Melanie Budda - Augusta USD 402

Casey Jones - Emporia USD 353

Hailey Kerns - Quinter USD 293

Hannah McNutt - Southern Lyon Co. USD 252

Becky Metcalf - Augusta USD 402

Drew Montgomery - SCKSEC #605

LaChelle Moore - Douglas USD 396

Teressa Ricke - Wichita County USD 467

Danielle Rollman - Emporia USD 253

Reyna Royer-Weatherred - Deerfield USD 216

Terri Stevens - Augusta USD 402

Vicki Wyatt - Riverside USD 114

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