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The OASBO Podcast will keep you informed about the latest OASBO news and issues in Ohio that impact School Business Officials. Tune in every other Wednesday for the latest episode!
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Ep. 18: Parliamentary Procedure

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Ep. 18: Parliamentary Procedure
You know the basics of parliamentary procedure but knowing more about the nuts and bolts of parliamentary procedure will lead to more efficient meetings and the seamless creation of accurate and complete minutes-- a win for both the board and your office. Take a listen to gain a level in your understanding of Roberts Rules and how it intersects with Ohio education law and voting majorities. In this episode, you'll hear a portion of our recent webinar on Parliamentary Procedure with Hollie Reedy from Ennis Britton. You will also hear OASBO’s COO Kim Laughtery facilitating the webinar and posing the questions from attendees to Hollie. Watch the full webinar Connect with us on collaborate.
August 17, 2022
Ep. 17: The Treasurer Interview Process
This week features a discussion on the interview process for a school treasurer position, including the search process for a board, the application process, interviews, narrowing down the field, interview observations and preparations, and the selection process. The discussion is led by Ryan Pendleton, Akron Public Schools CFO, and Paul Pendleton, both of Findling Leaders who conduct treasurer searches for school districts. Access the full "So You Want to Be a School Treasurer" seminar. Connect with us on collaborate.
June 30, 2022
Ep. 16: ESSER & Uniform Guidance Procurement Requirements
This week features a discussion on ESSER & Uniform Guidance Procurement Requirements with Marnie Fredrickson, the Assistant Chief Deputy Auditor at the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office. In this segment, she discusses ESSER authorized uses of funding, examples of when schools might use ESSER funding, FAQs, Uniform Guidance, General Procurement Standards, and more. Let’s hear what Marnie shared as a part of this April webinar. We also get an update on OASBO's professional legal assistance program and LPDC, and an advocacy update. Get the full webinar, here. Connect with us on collaborate.
June 02, 2022
Ep. 15: Certificate of Transition
The Certificate of Transition requires all Ohio fiscal officers, including school district treasurers/CFOs, to provide to their successors a complete and accurate list of items as required by statute and as prescribed by the Auditor of State. In this segment, you will hear from Dan Hedden, Partner at Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors. Marvin Founds, Director of Education Finance at Baker Tilly, also presented in this webinar. Let’s take a listen!  Get the full webinar, here. Connect with us on collaborate.
May 18, 2022
Ep. 14: School Bus Driver Shortage
The school bus driver shortage is a major challenge for school districts across the nation. How do you attract the right people to the position? How can you offer enough hours to make it worth an employee’s time? Are your rates and benefits competitive? Do you offer paid training? Once you hire a bus driver, how do you retain them? To finish out this episode, we have a portion of a webinar on the school bus driver shortage. In this segment, you will hear from David Oglesby, Assistant Transportation Supervisor, Kettering City Schools & OAPT Second Vice President discussing the results of a comprehensive survey conducted by OAPT of nearly 300 school districts from around the state on the school bus driver shortage. You’ll also hear the webinar moderator, OASBO’s COO Kim Laugherty. Take a listen!
May 04, 2022
Ep. 13: Speaking Up for Public Education
This episode features OASBO Deputy Executive Director Katie Johnson’s Legislative Update from the Third General Session of the Annual Conference. After taking members through the latest updates on bills at the statehouse, Katie talks through what you can, and must, do to ensure the voice of public schools is heard at the statehouse.
April 21, 2022
Ep. 12: 2022 Annual Conference
With the conference so close, we weren’t able to pull together the usual full episode this week, but we review a few features of the upcoming annual conference, and then we want to send you to another podcast we know will interest many members. OASBO’s Executive Director Jim Rowan was recently a guest on the Be Awesome at Facility Management podcast. Check out the podcast here.
April 06, 2022
Ep. 11: Cyber Security Threats in Schools
In this episode, you will hear a segment of OASBO’s recent Cyber Risk & Insurance Webinar Series. Here we’ll learn about types of cyber threats faced by schools from Mike Ugljesa, Program Administrator, Hylant Administrative Services; Alex Clark, Risk Advisor, Cyber, Hylant Administrative Services; and Kaleb Vermillion, IST Sr. Pre-Sales Engineer, DataServ. You can access the full six-part webinar series, in OASBO’s On-Demand learning catalog at
March 23, 2022
Ep. 10: Fair School Funding Plan with Former Ohio Representative John Patterson
The OASBO Podcast took a long hiatus, but we’re back for good! We’ll be publishing new episodes every other Wednesday’s on the opposite weeks of the OASBO eNews, so be sure to subscribe on your podcast app of choice to get new episodes as soon as they are released. You’ll also find the podcast on collaborate. Moving forward, each episode of the podcast is going to feature a few OASBO announcements, updates from Executive Director Jim Rowan and Deputy Executive Director Katie Johnson, and longer educational segments. These long segments will include webinar recordings, conversations with members on best practices, interviews with the authors of SBO Quarterly and OASBO eNews articles, and more! If you have ideas for the podcast, please reach out to me on collaborate, OASBO’s online community! In this episode, we hear from former Ohio Representative John Patterson on the importance of the Fair School Funding Plan and the need for our continued advocacy work for the plan. First up you will hear long time public education advocate, and Fair School Funding Plan committee member, Jim Betts, as he introduces Rep. Patterson during his recent visit to the Central Region Fair School Funding Plan Meeting If you would like to view the recording of the entire meeting, please register at
March 09, 2022
Ep. 9: Budget Bill
 OASBO Advocacy Specialist Barbara Shaner discusses Amended Substitute House Bill 166, the Budget Bill, including some of the more obscure provisions in the budget bill.  
May 28, 2019
Ep. 8 - Treasurer Liability Legislation Clears Another Hurdle in Lame Duck Session
OASBO Advocacy Specialist discusses the happenings of a very busy lame duck session including the big hurdles treasurer liability legislation cleared this week.
December 07, 2018
Ep. 7: HB 312, Store Credit Cards as Procurement Cards, ESCs as a Sole Source, and Advocacy for HB 7
OASBO Advocacy Specialist Barbara Shaner discusses HB 312, store credit cards classified as procurement cards, the deadline for districts’ Five-year Forecasts, determination of ESCs as a “Sole Source” under the new Federal Procurement Standards, advocacy needed for HB 705 after the midterm election, and advocacy training during the OSBA Capital Conference.
October 26, 2018
Ep 6: Crowdfunding, Treasurer Liability Legislation, and More
Originally Posted 8/30/18. OASBO Advocacy Specialist Barbara Shaner discusses the Auditor of State guidance on crowdfunding, HB 87's change to five year forecast deadline, HB 705 (treasurer liability legislation) status, legislative advocacy training opportunity, and the OEPI study on school funding since DeRolph.
October 22, 2018
Ep 5: Leadershop Workshop Series w/ Amy Gioffredo
Originally posted 8/31/17. Fremont City Schools Treasurer/CFO Amy Gioffredo encourages OASBO members to do some self reflection and consider participating in the Leadership Workshop Series. She shares her experience in the program and what she gained from participating in it.
October 22, 2018
Ep 4: 2017 Post Budget Adoption Updates
Originally posted 7/26/17. OASBO Advocacy Specialist Barbara Shaner gives an update now that the 2017-18 biennial budget bill has been adopted. She discusses the governor's vetoes and the possible overrides of those vetoes, credit card legislation, the Speaker of the House's study on poverty and education, SERS COLA changes, state revenue performances, the gubernatorial race, and federal funding for education.
October 22, 2018
Ep 3: June 2017 Budget Bill Update
Originally posted 6/14/17. OASBO Advocacy Specialist Barbara Shaner provides an update on the state budget bills, proposed changes to the school funding formula, and other items included in the bills that are of interest to school business officials.
October 22, 2018
Ep 2: State Budget, CAUV, ESSA Collaborative, SERS
Associate Executive Director Barbara Shaner discusses the state budget, CAUV, the ESSA Collaborative and changes proposed by SERS.
October 22, 2018
Ep 1: State Budget, OASBO Legislative Reception, ODE's ESSA Plan
Originally posted: 2/2/17. OASBO Associate Executive Director Barbara Shaner discusses the status and process of the state budget, invites members to participate in the OASBO Legislative reception, highlights issues addressed in ODE's ESSA state plan draft, and explains how OASBO and ODE are working together to review the path to becoming an Ohio school treasurer.
October 22, 2018