Students, families, communities -- our entire society -- we're facing tough times. During such times, California's public schools are more vital than ever -- and schools depend on talented, knowledgeable school business officials to keep all aspects of our education system functioning smoothly and safely.
In this episode, Jamie Dial, CASBO President and the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for Kings County Office of Education, joins us for a timely conversation about school business.
From financial services, payroll, accounting, transportation, and human resources, to child nutrition, special education, risk management, facilities, maintenance & operations, technology, and more, California school business officials support educators and staff on behalf of more than 6 million schoolchildren and their families.
Jamie describes her pathway into school business and helps us explore the profession: What are some of the key challenges? How do leaders stay current on the wide range of pertinent issues, practices and laws? And of course, how can we continue to act and lead effectively in times of crisis such as these?
Jamie also discusses the importance of being a lifelong learner, of mentoring, and the valuable role CASBO has played in her professional development.
You can also listen to Jamie's comments about the California's state budget crisis on our recent episode, "Extreme Budget Turbulence Ahead."
Jamie Dial serves as Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for the Kings County Office of Education. As CASBO President, she also represents more than 23,000 school business officials throughout the state. Prior to her current position, Jamie served for more than a decade in the Kings County Office of Education and also as a fiscal services specialist at Hanford Elementary School District. She began her career in finance in the retail and merchandising industries before moving into public education. Jamie has also held numerous leadership positions within CASBO. Contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) is the premier resource for professional development and business best practices for California's school business leaders. CASBO is dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism in all aspects of school business. Founded in 1928, CASBO serves more than 23,000 members by providing certifications and training, promoting business best practices and creating opportunities for professional collaboration. CASBO members represent every facet of school business management and operations. The association offers public school leaders an entire career's worth of growth opportunities.
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