Awards of Achievement

The PASBO Awards of Achievement acknowledge the creators of successful proposals, practices or publications in all areas of school management and education. The program is open to any active PASBO member, active school entity, employee or group of active school entity employees in administrative or support areas. Members serving on the PASBO Board of Directors or the Awards Committee are ineligible. The award scholarship is sponsored by PA Local Government Investment Trust.

Past Award Winners

2017 Winner

Mass Customized Learning: Apollo Program


Dr. Michael Snell

Superintendent
Central York School District

2016 Winner

Convert Old Computers into Chrome Kiosks


Bruce Mickey, PRSBO

Coordinator of Technology
S
outhern York County School District


2015 Winner

Increasing and Encouraging Student Breakfast Participation

Matthew Kirchoff
Food Service Director
S
olanco School District

2014 Winner

Promoting School Business Through Internships, A Winning Partnership

Kelly Herr
Assistant Business Manager
Lebanon School District

2013 Winner

Cooperative services agreement between two non-profit organizations
Southern York County 
School District

2012 Winner

Getting the Whole School Community Involved in Safety
Cornwall-Lebanon School District

2011 Winners

Efficient Energy Star Rises
Michael Katzenmoyer, PRSBS
Director of Facilities & Plants
Pottsgrove SD

Installation of a 1 MW AC Solar Panel Array
Thomas Longenecker, PRSBA
Assistant CEO
Commonwealth Connections Academy

2010 Winners

Growing a Healthy Community Through A School Garden Program
Barbara B. Nissel, PRSBO
Emeritus

Energy Management Program
Frederick P. Remelius
Director of Operations
Upper Merion Area SD

2009 Winners

Internet Safety Program: Collaborating to Protect Students and Families
Charlie Reisinger
Technology Director
Penn Manor SD

Virtual Academy Operation within a Pennsylvania Public School District
Dr. Timothy J. Shrom, PRSBA
Business Manager
Solanco SD

2008 Winners

The Use of e-Procurement and a State-of-the-Art Distribution Center to Enhance the Lehigh County’s Consortia Purchasing Program
Randy Hensinger, PRSBA
Emeritus

The 2006-07 Duquesne and Pittsburgh School District Business Office Partnership
Christopher Berdnik, PRSBA
Board Secretary/Chief Financial Officer
Centennial SD

The 2006-07 Duquesne and Pittsburgh School District Business Office Partnership
Edward Reinhardt
Maintenance Foreman
Pittsburgh SD

The 2006-07 Duquesne and Pittsburgh School District Business Office Partnership
Joseph W. Zupan
Business Manager
West Jefferson Hills SD

2007 Winners

Energy Management Program Delivers Exceptional Savings
Robert A. Schoch, PRSBA
Director of Business Administration
North Penn SD

2006 Winners

Workplace Accident and Illness Prevention Program: Developing, Adopting and Implementing a Safety Culture in Your District
Christopher Berdnik, PRSBA
Board Secretary/Chief Financial Officer
Centennial SD

2005 Winners

Maximizing Medicaid Revenue: Cost-effective use of standard Microsoft Office applications to coordinate district school-based Medicaid billing
Christopher Berdnik, PRSBA
Board Secretary/Chief Financial Officer
Centennial SD

Maximizing Medicaid Revenue: Cost-effective use of standard Microsoft Office applications to coordinate district school-based Medicaid billing
Leigh Anne Borawski
Medicaid Reimbursement Manager
Pittsburgh SD

Supercharged Web Publishing: Building low cost, high impact digital classrooms and virtual communities
Charlie Reisinger
Technology Director
Penn Manor SD

2004 Winners

Super-Saver Contest – a quick way to cash savings and one more step toward a cost-conscious school culture
Charles G. Koch, PRSBA, RSBA
Emeritus

Custom-Built Computers – Fusing creativity and student talent to cut costs and maximize learning
Charlie Reisinger
Technology Director
Penn Manor SD

Custodial Inspection System Using Personal Digital Assistant for Data Entry
David Schaffhauser
Plant Manager
Conestoga Valley SD

2003 Winners

The Lettergrade Project: Revolutionizing Parent/Teacher Communication Via the Web
Charlie Reisinger
Technology Director
Penn Manor SD

A Guidance Document for Planning, Design and Construction of Major Projects Using the Design Team Concept
Dr. Wayne McCullough, PRSBA
Chief Financial & Op. Officer/Board Secretary
Southern York Co. SD

2002 Winners

Community Pools Resources to Improve School Athletic Fields
Dr. Glenn F. Smartschan
Educational Planner
Stantec, Formerly Burt Hill

Utilizing the Web in Preparing and Publicizing the Preliminary Budget
Christopher Johnston, PRSBA
Business Manager
Penn Manor SD

Human Resources Productivity Suite
Lynette Choate
Human Resource Director
Elizabethtown Area SD

2001 Winners

Automated Lock Box
Thomas A. Baum



Avonworth School District Create Non-Profit Organization to Do Tomorrow's Projects Today
Anthony L. Gannon
Director of Planning
The Watson Institute

e-Talk: Using the Web as a Digital Distribution System for Students, Staff, Teachers and Parents
Stephen B. Skrocki
Business Administrator
Upper Merion Area SD

2000 Winners

The Energy Management Consortium of Nine Western Pennsylvania Intermediate Units to Maximize Savings Opportunities in the Deregulated Electricity Market
Donald U. Wukich, PRSBA
Education Market Director
OnDemand Energy Solutions

Construction Blueprint and Specification Review Database Used for Review, Inspection, and Documentation Through Digital Photography of As-Built Conditions
Mark A. Shoop
Owner's Representative
Great Valley SD

The 30,000 Foot View - An Interactive Budget Presentation Model
Perry Baer, PRSBA
Coordinator of Business Support & Cooperative Svcs.
Montgomery County IU #23

1999 Winners

Financial Procedures Manual: A Foundation for Continuous Improvement
Robert A. Schoch, PRSBA
Director of Business Administration
North Penn SD

Making Connections for the Future: A School/Community Project Providing More Than Just Technology
Dr. David M. Piper, PRSBA
Professor & Chair-Employment & Labor Relations
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Comprehensive Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual for Utilization by Any Pennsylvania School Entity
Allan B. Clarke, PRSBA, RSBA

Past President

1998 Winners

The Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (PENCON) Project
Jeffrey L. Kimball, PRSBO
Coop. Purchasing Services Director
Central Susquehanna IU #16

The Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (PENCON) Project
J. Christopher Kerwin, PRSBA, RSBA

Past President

Sharing the Net-Food Service Employees Share in a Percent of the Department's Bottom Line
Barbara B. Nissel, PRSBO

Emeritus

Access the Future
Dale R. Martz, PRSBA
Chief Financial Officer
Central Susquehanna IU #16

1997 Winners

Blueprint for Developing an Integrated Telecommunications System Incorporating a District Owned Wide Area Fiber Optic Network
Emil R. Capetola, PRSBA

Emeritus

Saving for the Future--Expendable Trust Funds Can Benefit Your District
Charles G. Koch, PRSBA, RSBA

Emeritus

Gettysburg Area School District Food Services Strategic Plan
Wanda K. Warrenfeltz



Worker's Compensation: A Win/Win Approach To Reduce Costs and Maintain Employee Confidence
Dr. Judith J. Malick
Director of Personnel
Reading SD

Quaker Valley School District-The Strategic Plan in Action
Mary D. Fazio
Communications Coordinator
Quaker Valley SD

1996 Winners

Recommendation of the Demographics/Feasibility Committee-West Shore School District
Joan C. Anderson, PRSBA

Emeritus

Tax Collection--A System in Need of Reform: Innovative Approach to Restructuring the Tax Collection Process within Existing Legal Statutes
Dr. Denny G. Bolton, PRSBA, RSBA
Vice President for Business Affairs
High Point University

Maximize Investment Earnings by Minimizing Cash
Philip E. Hershey
Assistant Business Manager
Solanco SD

Norristown Area School District's Annual Energy Report for 1994-95
Joseph Licata
Coordinator of Operations
Norristown Area SD

School District Natural Gas Bills at a Pre-Determined Fixed Price for the Entire School Year
Donald U. Wukich, PRSBA
Education Market Director
OnDemand Energy Solutions