The professionals of the Montana Association of School Business Officials have dedicated themselves to improving the efficiency in the specialized field of school business management within the profession of education.
MASBO was formed in 1968 by a small group of school business professionals. The Montana School Boards Association sponsored MASBO for the purpose of standardizing school accounting and providing its members and other interested school business officials and administrators with practical knowledge and new techniques on all areas of school business administration.
As the organization grew throughout the years, MASBO broadened its educational programs to provide in-depth study in particular topics designed to help school business officials acquire specific skills needed in their work to meet the complex challenges of modern school business management.
In 1987, MASBO adopted the concept of a voluntary program for certifying the competency of school district clerks and business managers through a prescribed course of study and in-service training.