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The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) is pleased to congratulate Stacy M. Gober, PCSBA, SFO, Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary at Bethlehem Area School District as the 2021 recipient of PASBO's prestigious Gary E. Reeser Memorial Award. The Gary E. Reeser Memorial Award is PASBO's highest honor and is given annually to a member or members who are selected on the basis of their professionalism, their superior job performance, their development of innovative ideas and their contributions to the profession of school business management. Gober is the 58th recipient of the award that was created in 1977, following the tragic death of Gary Reeser, Deputy Executive Director of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit and PASBO Vice President at the time of his death.
PASBO, along with the PA Association of School Administrators and the PA Association of Rural and Small Schools, released the 2021 winter school district budget report that highlights the past, present and future impacts that COVID has had on school districts. Covering the educational, financial and operational implications of educating students through a global pandemic, the report highlights the ongoing challenges as schools continue through the 2020-21 school year.
The PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) anticipates that school districts will pay about $475 million more in charter school tuition this school year than last year, further straining budgets already stretched thin by the pandemic.