Jay C. Toland, Scotland County Schools’ chief financial officer, has been named an Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International Bridges to the Future Scholarship recipient.
The Bridges to the Future Scholarship program is sponsored by MetLife Resources to recognize and support aspiring and new school business officials who are ASBO International members, have five years or less experience in the field of school business administration and are interested in further developing their professional network with colleagues, strengthening their skills and development.
“Exceptional leadership from school business administrators is an important factor of what our schools need to succeed. Toland’s work ethic and dedication to this field, demonstrate the quality of standards for emerging leaders in this area,” said Derrick Kelson, MetLife vice president. “MetLife is proud to support the development efforts of the Bridges to the Future Scholarship Program recipients.”
The program awards each of 20 honorees with a $2,000 scholarship to attend the ASBO International Annual Meeting and Expo in Phoenix, Ariz. from Oct. 12-15. Recipients will attend a special pre-conference workshop and networking luncheon at the meeting and have free access to the ASBO International Live Learning Center, which features more than 95 hours of professional development education from the 2012 Annual Meeting sessions.
“The Bridges to the Future Scholarship Program is a premier professional development experience and it provides us the opportunity to welcome Toland, along with the other scholarship recipients, to the field and recognizes his excellent work,” said John D. Musso, CAE, ASBO executive director. “ASBO is pleased to honor him and other promising school administrators through this program.”
Founded in 1910, ASBO International has over 5,000 school business management professionals as members. With an average budget oversight of $125 million annually, ASBO International members are the finance decision makers in school districts around the world.
ASBO members are employed in K-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, and state departments of education. They manage the business side of school district operations, including the areas of budgeting, purchasing, and financial management; facility operations and maintenance; human resources; technology; transportation and security; food service; health care; and much more.