Award Programs

 

NJASBO 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

&

SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

 

PURPOSE:

 

To recognize the long-term, continuous, exemplary service of School Business Officials in the various regions of the state.

 

NOMINATION PROCEDURE:

 

Each County President of NJASBO may nominate up to two (2) School Business Officials from his/her county who:

 

  1. is an active member of NJASBO as of September 30 of the school year of nomination

  2. has a reputation deserving of recognition

  3. is considered a leader or resource for others

  4. is not a current member of the NJASBO Executive Committee

  5. has 15 years of experience as a school business administrator and has worked for one School district for a minimum of five years.

     

    All nominations in this category may only be made by the County President, since it is believed the knowledge of service to the county and profession will be known best via the county unit. Posthumous nominees or retirees shall be considered as any other nominee, using the same criteria and judgment of those participating in the process.

     

    SELECTION PROCEDURE:

     

    Nominations in this category shall be reviewed by a regional panel consisting of the county presidents of that particular region. 

     

    Officers from NJASBO will only participate in certain circumstances depending on the number of county presidents from the region who attend the selection meeting.

     

    Seven or five presidents attend – no NJASBO officer attends

    Six or four presidents attend – the NJASBO officer from the county that is not present shall vote. If that county is not the one absent, then the officer most recently elected will be included.

    Three presidents attend – two officers from the region most recently elected, but if only one officer is from the region, then the NJASBO President is included.

    Two presidents attend – three officers (most recently elected officer from that region, President, Past President)

    One or no presidents attend – five state officers make decision at the next Executive Committee meeting instead of a regional meeting.

     

     After the number of electors is determined, each member of the panel casts up to three votes. A majority of votes from the panel is required for selection. In a case where no nomination receives a majority, the lowest vote recipient shall be dropped and a new vote shall be taken. In the case of a tie for low vote, those involved in the low vote shall be voted upon separately for continuation or elimination. The process shall continue until a majority vote for two candidates is achieved. Ballots shall be cast as secret ballots with the NJASBO officer representing that region counting the ballots.

     

    Upon recommendation of the regional panel of county presidents, which is not reviewable by any subsequent panel, the school business officials so selected will be recognized with a Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Conference.  Click on this link for the

     

    NOMINATION FORM   distinguished_service_award.docx

     

     

    AWARD:

     

    The Distinguished Service Award winner shall be recognized in the following manner:

     

  1. Presented with a plaque conveying the honor.

  2. Recognized by his/her peers at the conference general session.

  3.  Recognized by a press release to state newspapers and to his/her local newspaper.

  4. Recognized by his/her local Board of Education via official letter from the President and Executive Director of NJASBO to the district Board of Education president and Chief School Administrator.

  5. Given a $1,000 scholarship for a student at the school of his/her choice, presented in his/her name.

  6. Given a $100 gift certificate.

  7. Made eligible for NJASBO School Business Official of the Year award.

  8. Given assistance for ASBO International award recognition.

     

     

SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

 

A ballot shall be created by the Executive Director or Assistant Executive Director with the names of the six Distinguished Service Award winners. The executive committee shall then review the award winners for selection as the NJASBO School Business Official of the Year. Each officer shall rank the nominations in priority order (from one as highest to six as lowest). The Executive Director or Assistant Executive Director will tally the results and the candidate with the lowest numerical score will be declared the winner. In the case of a tie for the lowest score, those tied shall be voted upon by the officers with one vote each by secret ballot. In the case of multiple ties, multiple ballots will be used, removing the highest point recipient in each round.

 

AWARD: 

 

The School Business Official of the Year award recipient shall be recognized in the following manner:

 

  1. Presented with a plaque conveying the honor.

  2. Recognized by his/her peers at the conference general session.

  3.  Recognized by a press release to state newspapers and to his/her local newspaper.

  4. Recognized by his/her local Board of Education via official letter from the President and Executive Director of NJASBO to the district Board of Education president and Chief School Administrator.

  5. Given an additional $1,000 scholarship for a student at the school of his/her choice, presented in his/her name.

  6. Given an additional $100 gift certificate.

  7. Registration and all expenses paid to attend the ASBO International Eagle Institute.

  8. Given assistance for ASBO International award recognition.

  9. Recognized before the New Jersey State Board of Education.

  10. Recognized at NJSBA’s Annual Workshop.

     

    ASBO International Eagle Service and Pinnacle Awards:

     

    All nominees for the Distinguished Service Award will be offered assistance for the submission of applications for ASBO International’s Eagle Service Awards and Pinnacle of Excellence Award. NJASBO will provide this assistance in the hope that at least one of our award nominees has the opportunity to be selected for the above awards.

 

                                                         REGIONS

 

 

 

            NORTHERN                                     CENTRAL                                        SOUTHERN

 

            Bergen                                             Hunterdon                                      Atlantic

            Essex                                               Mercer                                           Burlington

            Hudson                                            Middlesex                                       Camden

            Morris                                              Monmouth                                      Cape May

            Passaic                                             Ocean                                            Cumberland

            Sussex                                             Somerset                                        Gloucester

            Warren                                             Union                                             Salem 

    


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NJASBO

ABOVE AND BEYOND SERVICE AWARD 

PURPOSE

To recognize those School Business Officials who have performed outstanding service in a specific area, above and beyond their typical responsibilities.

PROCEDURE

Any member of NJASBO may be recommended by a county President. Letters of recommendation are to be submitted to the Executive Director. 

The criteria for nomination are that the nominee must:

(1) be a active member of NJASBO as of September 30 of the school year of nomination

(2) have performed a significant service, above and beyond their typical responsibilities, deserving of special recognition, to one of the following:

a. his/her school district
b. his/her community
c. the profession of school business administration

(3) not be a current member of the NJASBO Executive Committee.

AWARD

The Above and Beyond Service Award winner shall be recognized in the following manner:

(1) Presented with a plaque conveying the honor at a Trustee’s Meeting
(2) Recognized by a press release to state newspapers and to his/her local newspaper
(3) Recognized by his/her local Board of Education via official letter from the Executive Director of NJASBO to the district Board of Education president and CSA

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ASSOCIATE BUSINESS MEMBER AWARD

ABOVE AND BEYOND 

Purpose of Award

The Business Partner of the Year Award recognizes a NJASBO Associate Business Member for going above and beyond what would be considered normal job responsibilities on behalf of a school district as demonstrated through specific actions over the school year 2017/2018.

  • Nomination forms are due by 3:00 p.m. on April 5, 2018
  • New Jersey School District Business Officials to provide nominations of an Associate Business Member/firm in good standing who has demonstrated outstanding service or commitment
  • Completed applications should be emailed or sent to the attention of Membership Chair, Shannon Balken at sbalken@balkenrisk.com, faxed to 609-689-3167 or mailed to NJASBO 4 AAA Drive • Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Nomination Criteria

  • Be an Associate Business Member of NJASBO in good standing
  • Have gone above and beyond for a New Jersey school district, not merely performing their contract well, but taking extraordinary measures to meet a district’s needs, thus deserving of special recognition
  • Firms that are members of the Executive Committee of the NJASBO Associate

Business Members or firms currently contracted with NJASBO must recuse themselves from the selection process

  • All nominations shall be reviewed by the NJASBO Associate Business Members Executive committee. Final selections will be made by a committee to include the Executive Director and President of NJASBO, and the Executive Committee of the Associate Business Members

Nominations can be made in one of three ways:

  1. The Associate Business Member firm may nominate itself by submitting a completed nomination form that is signed by a school district’s business official;
  2. A school business official may nominate an Associate Business Member firm by submitting a completed, signed nomination form; or
  3. The Executive Committee of a county ASBO may nominate an Associate Business Member firm by submitting a completed nomination form that is signed by the county ASBO president.

Award

The winning Associate Business Member firm shall be recognized in the following manner:

  • An award of distinction presented at the Annual NJASBO Conference held in June;
  • Press release and photo to state-wide newspapers and the firm’s local newspapers
  • Congratulatory letter from the President and Executive Director of NJASBO and the President of the Associate Business Members of NJASBO
  • An article and photo in Keypost Magazine
  • Recognition on the NJASBO Web site

NJASBO
4 AAA Drive Suite 101,
Robbinsville New Jersey 08691
P: (609) 689-3870 F: (609) 689-3167