3 Things You May Have Missed at ASBO

November 14, 2019 by Kendall Ingram

3 Things You May Have Missed at ASBO

Nearly 800 leaders in K-12 education gathered at the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International Conference from Oct. 25-28 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. Attendees spent four days participating in educational sessions, listening to influential speakers, and exploring products and services designed to satisfy their district’s unique needs. Tyler was proud to once again be a sponsor of this premier professional development event for school business officials. Here are three things you might have missed if you weren’t able to attend:

1.      School Business Leaders’ Tales of Achievement

Whether their successes are found in school finance, transportation, or student information, school business leaders have achieved a lot over the past few years. ASBO was an opportunity to celebrate their success through a compilation of videos, mailers, and social media.

From leveraging integrated ERP and transportation solutions to transform internal and external billing at Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma, to identifying new ways to keep parents informed and engaged in student success at Putnam Public Schools in Connecticut, attendees were encouraged to explore their Tales of Achievement and were inspired by their stories.

2.      The Importance of Cybersecurity Preparedness in  K-12

During a clinic roundtable, Karen Grosset, sales manager for Tyler’s cybersecurity solutions, facilitated a discussion around the various cybersecurity threats facing schools today and how technology can help monitor and mitigate risks.

In in the summer of 2019 alone, there were 160 publicly disclosed security incidents in K-12. That number exceeded the total number of incidents reported in 2018 by 30%. Grosset mentioned that today’s school technology leaders are challenged with securing increasingly complex IT environments while providing access to a digitally savvy student population. Leveraging technology, K-12 IT teams can receive immediate, actionable information when their network is at risk. 

Grosset left roundtable attendees with valuable feedback from their peers, including David Slonina from the city and schools of Somerville, Massachusetts, who said, “With Tyler Detect, I feel like I have a team working around the clock to uncover all those things I didn’t know before.”

3.      Stories of Success to Benefit Those in Need

Keeping in line with their peers’ Tales of Achievement, ASBO attendees were invited to share their own stories of success during the conference. For every school business leader that shared what they’ve achieved — or hope to achieve — this year, Tyler donated to First Book, an organization committed to providing equal access to quality education for kids in need.

Their achievements, which ranged from the ability to assess the financial state of their district in real time to moving to electronic mileage logs, helped Tyler raise more than $4,400 to make a difference in the lives of children.

Together with ASBO, Tyler works to honor the accomplishments of K-12 leaders and empower them with solutions to achieve more every day.

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