New Membership Model

New Illinois ASBO Membership Categories

Illinois ASBO is excited to announce its new membership model, that launched on July 1, 2022. There are two changes to be aware of:

  1. We’ve consolidated Basic A/B, Basic Plus, Premium and Premium Plus member categories into one, simple category called Individual School District Member – with all the great benefits Illinois ASBO has to offer!
  2. Once launched, Individual School District, Support and Facilities Professional members who join or renew will be able to add the following to their membership invoices:
    • Illinois ASBO Annual Conference
    • Seminars Bundle (starting July 1, 2023)
    • Illinois ASBOnline+
    • Central and Southern IL Regional Conferences Registration

Why are these changes being made?

Continuous improvement is important to us. Members shared they would prefer having one invoice to ease administrative work. Our goal was to simplify and improve the member experience, so we streamlined the categories and made it possible to purchase our most popular offerings at the time you join or renew.   

Who is affected by the change?

Those who are currently Basic A/B, Basic Plus, Premium and Premium Plus members will need to select a new membership category (and any add ons) when they renew.  Additionally, Support and Facilities Professionals will be able to take advantage of our add on offerings. 

What are the new membership categories?

As of July 1, 2022, there will be three primary membership categories:


Individual School District Membership

Available to professionals working in school business offices in school districts across Illinois. Members gain access to professional development, networking, resources and advocacy that helps districts become high performing.  


Support Professionals

School district support professionals include office administrators, bookkeepers, office assistants, payroll supervisors and HR generalists. In a school district, support professionals need to understand a variety of unique subject areas.

This membership provides the access to knowledge and training that will help you excel in your role. Requires enrollment in Illinois ASBO’s Support Professionals Program. 


Facilities Professionals

From custodial, maintenance and grounds to legal issues, long-range planning, emergency management and more, Illinois ASBO’s Facilities Professionals members help to create a consistent facilities standard for schools. Enrollment in Illinois ASBO’s Facilities Operations Program is encouraged. 

Did the other member categories change?

No. The other member categories did not change and your renewal experience and benefits will remain unchanged.

What add ons will be available?

Illinois ASBO will allow School District, Support and Facilities Professional members to purchase the following at the time they join or renew and starting July 1, 2023, you will be able to add the Seminars package to your bundle:  

Illinois ASBO Annual Conference – Illinois ASBO’s premier event features two days of information-packed sessions, legislative updates and opportunities to connect with  speakers and colleagues from across the state    $495 
Professional Development Seminars – Put on by Illinois ASBO’s 20 Professional Development Committees, these information packed half- and full-day seminars are great for those who prefer face-to-face learning. Attendees can earn up to three PD clock hours for half-day seminars and up to six hours for full day seminars. Exceptions may apply. If you plan to attend more than two seminars during your membership term, this add-on pays for itself! Bundle the seminar add-on with your membership and redeem unlimited seminar registrations for the duration of your membership. To view current seminars, visit  $410
Illinois ASBOnline+ – Upgrade and unlock all learning platform content, earn unlimited PD clock hours, receive a free micro-credential (valued at $180), and more.
Basic Illinois ASBOnline access is complimentary to all active members and provides access to all lunch-and-learn webinars and all School Business 101 presentations; however, access to all content and PD clock hours are only available with an IASBOnline+ subscription.  
*Introductory rate reflects discount when purchased at time of joining/renewing (Regularly $399). 
Regional Conference Registration – Our regional conferences create opportunities for school business professionals to engage with colleagues and participate in discussions about professional development and advocacy.
**Base price is $200. You save $25 when you purchase at the time you join or renew.

What can I expect when I’m due to renew?

When it’s time for you to renew, you will need to go online to select your new membership category and any add ons that you wish to purchase. We’ve worked hard to ensure the renewal process is user-friendly, and we do not anticipate any issues.

Have my benefits changed?

No. You can expect to continue to receive the same, highly valued benefits from Illinois ASBO that you have enjoyed in the past.

We take great pride in serving Illinois school district professionals. We hope you find these changes improve your member experience. We would appreciate hearing feedback about your join/renewal process.
Please contact Chris Harley at

Here's What Members are Saying

Joining the association is the most versatile tool to have in your school business official toolbox. To have the built-in network of colleagues that function as a combination of information source, advocate for the profession and support system when you need it is essential.
We're all working toward a quality education for the students in the communities we serve. Illinois ASBO ensures that we're all doing it to the best of our abilities.”
Feyerer_Jeff90px.jpg­Jeff Feyerer Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations/CSBO
Fairview School District 72
Just the peer2peer forum alone has been so helpful in making connections with other members…We all deal with the same issues in our schools, and it is wonderful to have people that you can call on for advice or suggestions when you have an issue and everyone is always willing to help.”
rachel_wright_90px.jpgRachel Wright Business Manager
Herrin CUSD 4
I would say that the biggest benefit for me is the networking and the ongoing access to timely, relevant and engaging Professional Development. I would tell anyone who is considering joining that it is definitely worth the cost and if I could only be part of one association/program as a CSBO it would be this one!”
curt_saidon_90px.jpgCurtis Saindon Asst. Supt./Business, CSBO
Woodridge Elem. SD 68

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