Why join WASBO?

In the best of times, one might look to a professional organization such as WASBO for conferences and other professional development opportunities. Of course in these challenging times, you need, and WASBO provides, so much more. WASBO does offer outstanding educational opportunities that feature both national and local speakers and include:

  • Spring and Fall Conferences
  • Accounting Conferences
  • Custodial & Maintenance Conferences
  • Facilities Management & Transportation Conferences
  • Midwest Facility Masters Conferences
  • New Business Manager Conferences

Beyond these professional development events, WASBO membership provides you with critical tools, timely information, and valuable networking to help you and your organization take full advantage of funding opportunities, efficiency improvements, new technologies, procedures and practices, and cutting edge products and services. WASBO invites you to join us today!

Start taking advantage of WASBO's member benefits today! Join online or contact the WASBO office at 608.249.8588.

WASBO District Professional and Retiree memberships include:

  • An email subscription to Wisconsin Education News, a daily synopsis of school-related news clippings from around the state
  • Subscription to the bi-monthly Taking Care of Business Newsletter with legislative updates, book reviews, industry articles, WASBO leadership columns and more.
  • Online Electronic Resource Center (ERC) offering a variety of RFPs, agreements, contract language, checklists, and best practices information on topics including Facilities Management, Payroll, Budgeting, Transportation, HR, and more, all submitted by your Wisconsin peers and business officials around the country.
  • Professional and social events with peers to develop a support network
  • Scholarship opportunities for professional development and participation in leadership roles with ASBO International
  • Professional and personal development, including an option to be mentored by a seasoned professional
  • No fee purchasing card program to provide school districts with processing efficiencies and purchase rebates.
  • A voice to the state legislature through the School Administrators Alliance
  • Interpretation of new legislation
  • Vendor product and service resources, including WASBO's Online Buyer's Guide
  • Access to national resources through ASBO International
  • Committee and Goal Action Team participation opportunities
  • Online Career Center
  • Scholarship fundraising events
  • Continuing education credits for conference attendance through Viterbo University
  • The WASBO Peer to Peer Communication Forum, a collaborative on-line community for members to ask and answer questions, and build a repository of school business knowledge
  • Free access to QEI, a tool for managing your Professional Development Plan (PDP) or participating in the review process for a peer's PDP
  • Opportunities to participate in Facilities Manager certification and Certified School Risk Managers designation programs
  • Online Member Directory access
  • Opportunities to share your expertise by speaking at conferences or submitting an informational article for the WASBO newsletter
  • WASBO's Professional recognition program 

WASBO Service Affiliate memberships include:

  • Access to purchasing decision makers in Wisconsin's school districts
  • An email subscription to Wisconsin Education News, a daily synopsis of school-related news clippings from around the state
  • Subscription to the bi-monthly Taking Care of Business Newsletter with legislative updates, book reviews, industry articles, WASBO leadership columns and more
  • Professional and social events with district professionals to foster relationship building
  • Opportunities to share your expertise by speaking at conferences or submitting an informational article for the WASBO newsletter
  • Interpretation of new legislation
  • Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at WASBO conferences and seminars
  • Access to national resources through ASBO International
  • Committee and Goal Action Team participation opportunities
  • Online Career Center
  • Advertising opportunities in the Taking Care of Business Newsletter
  • Scholarship fundraising events
  • Online Electronic Resource Center (ERC) offering a variety of RFPs, agreements, contract language, checklists, and best practices information on topics including Facilities Management, Payroll, Budgeting, Transportation, HR, and more, all submitted by business officials around the country.
  • Opportunities to participate in Facilities Manager and School Risk Manager Certification programs
  • Online Member Directory access
  • Representation on the Board of Directors

Start taking advantage of WASBO's member benefits today! Join online or contact the WASBO office at 608.249.8588.

WASBO Student memberships include:

  • An email subscription to Wisconsin Education News, a daily synopsis of school-related news clippings from around the state
  • Subscription to the bi-monthly Taking Care of Business Newsletter with legislative updates, book reviews, industry articles, WASBO leadership columns and more.
  • Online Electronic Resource Center (ERC) offering a variety of RFPs, agreements, contract language, checklists, and best practices information on topics including Facilities Management, Payroll, Budgeting, Transportation, HR, and more, all submitted by your Wisconsin peers and business officials around the country.
  • On-line Career Center
  • Professional and social events with peers to develop a support network
  • Scholarship opportunities for professional development and participation in leadership roles with ASBO International
  • Professional and personal development, including an option to be mentored by a seasoned professional
  • A voice to the state legislature through the School Administrators Alliance
  • Interpretation of new legislation
  • Vendor product and service resources, including WASBO's Online Buyer's Guide
  • Access to national resources through ASBO International
  • Committee and Goal Action Team participation opportunities
  • Scholarship fundraising events
  • The WASBO Peer to Peer Communication Forum, a collaborative on-line community for members to ask and answer questions, and build a repository of school business knowledge
  • Free access to QEI, a tool for managing your Professional Development Plan (PDP) or participating in the review process for a peer's PDP
  • Opportunities to participate in Facilities Manager certification and Certified School Risk Manager designation programs
  • Online Member Directory access
  • A copy of the WASBO Handbook for Evaluation and Improvement of Business Office and Support Services Functions (on request)