Well-run school districts are pivotal in maximizing resources for more than 5.4 million school children in Texas. TASBO recognizes this challenge and offers individual and organizational honors through Commitment to Excellence and Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. We also provide a scholarship program to retain school business officials in the profession by assisting recipients in their pursuit of advanced degrees.

How We Honor Our Members

Our members are the heart and soul of our organization. We are proud of our members and have developed programs to honor their commitment, including:

Commitment to Excellence Award

Each year, TASBO awards its highest individual honor – the Commitment to Excellence Award – to the member who best distinguishes themselves within their profession, their community, and TASBO. We evaluate each nominee’s past accomplishments, volunteerism, leadership and contributions at the district level – including impact on student achievement.

RISE Award

The goal of this new award is to bring to light those individuals who are on the rise in the school business community. TASBO will honor the recipient(s) at the TASBO Engage Conference Awards Luncheon.

Dr. Ed L. West Scholarship Program

The TASBO Foundation offers a scholarship program to encourage current school business officials to remain in the profession and pursue professional certifications or advanced degree training. We award up to four scholarships annually.

Scholarship Applications open in the Spring.

Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations

The Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations recognizes the achievements of educational organizations in implementing best practices in the area of purchasing. The honorees demonstrate professional purchasing operations and share their best practices in policies and procedures with colleagues throughout the state.

Past President Randy McDowell presented the 2019 Champions of Education award to Austin ISD's Nicole Conley Johnson and Pflugerville ISD's Dr. Douglas Killian.
Past President Randy McDowell presented the 2019 Champions of Education award to Austin ISD's Nicole Conley Johnson and Pflugerville ISD's Dr. Douglas Killian.
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