Who We Are

About Us

The Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials (MASBO) was established in 1957 and is a proud affiliate of the Association of School Business Officials, International (ASBO). We have grown substantially since inception, and our Pre-K through Post-Graduate public school members hail from municipal, regional, vocational/technical/agricultural, charter, and virtual schools and special education collaboratives from every corner of the Commonwealth.

MASBO members are key members of the district’s leadership team and hold themselves to the highest ethical and performance standards to focus resources on student achievement. They manage a wide variety of non-teaching and learning responsibilities, including budgeting, finance, accounting, and cash management; procurement; building planning, construction, maintenance, and operation; food and nutrition management; transportation services; personnel administration and collective bargaining; grant applications and reporting; risk management; technology and IT; and more. MASBO members work hand-in-glove with education professionals at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to adhere closely to the laws, regulations, and guidelines necessary to ensure compliance while supporting taxpayer confidence in the district’s administrative management.

    Our Mission

    The Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials (MASBO) enhances the competence and knowledge of financial and operational professionals employed by institutions of public education in Massachusetts. MASBO provides exceptional leadership, professional development, and opportunity for collaboration. We maximize members’ contributions, supporting the success of students and public education in the Commonwealth through education, partnerships with complementary businesses, and community.

      Our Core Values

      • Integrity: demonstrated by the highest ethical standards.
      • Excellence: demonstrated by a commitment to best, effective practices.
      • Community: demonstrated by a network that nurtures and supports.
      • Continuous learning: commitment to ongoing development and growth.

        Our Envisioned Future

        • All public school students succeed because MASBO influences resource allocation for student
        • Leaders and influencers seek MASBO’s experience and knowledge to create better learning
        • MASBO drives development of a diverse and inclusive school business workforce
        • MASBO cultivates mastery of evolving skills required within the field for school fiscal and operational professionals