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

2018 Winner
"Healthcare Plan Change Saves Schools and Employees Money"
Janice R. Klein
Director of Business Services
Mt. Lebanon SD


2017 Winner
"Mass Customized Learning: Apollo Program"
Dr. Michael Snell
Superintendent
Central York SD

2016 Winner
"Convert Old Computers into Chrome Kiosks"
Bruce Mickey, PRSBO
Coordinator of Technology
S
outhern York Co. SD

2015 Winner
"Increasing and Encouraging Student Breakfast Participation"
Matthew Kirchoff
Food Service Director
S
olanco SD

2014 Winner
"Promoting School Business Through Internships, A Winning Partnership"
Kelly Herr

Assistant Business Manager
Lebanon SD

2013 Winner
"Cooperative Services Agreement Between Two Non-Profit Organizations"
The Southern York County SD

2012 Winner
"Getting the Whole School Community Involved in Safety"
The Cornwall-Lebanon SD

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