John Morstad, director of business services for Orono Schools, has earned the School Finance and Operations (SFO) certification from the Association for School Business Officials International (ASBO).
SFO certification is granted to highly-qualified individuals who fulfill multiple requirements. These include proving eligibility through work experience and education, passing a comprehensive two-part exam that tests competency in accounting and school business management topics, and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct.
SFO certification demonstrates a commitment to high standards and ethical practices in school business management. “The SFO certification is an internationally-recognized standardized assessment for school business officials,” according to ASBO International Director David Lewis. “Increasingly, we are seeing that certification is a driver that helps to raise the bar for sound fiscal management across all school districts.”