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RSU 13 Business Leader Achieves Certification – Knox County VillageSoup

ASHBURN, Va. – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to announce that Pete Orne, SFO, Business Manager for Regional School Unit 13 in Rockland has been certified as a Certified School Finance and Operations Administrator® ( SFO®).

School affairs professionals who earn SFO certification have proven they have the knowledge, expertise, and fiscal credibility required to lead their school district and effectively manage district finances.

“ASBO International’s SFO certification is an internationally recognized standardized assessment for school affairs officers. Increasingly, we are seeing certification as a driver that helps raise the bar for sound budget management in all school districts,” said David J. Lewis, Executive Director of ASBO International. “SFOs are highly sought after because of their experience and expertise in appropriately allocating resources to meet the current and future needs of their constituents.”

The SFO designation is awarded to highly qualified school trade professionals who meet several requirements, including demonstrating eligibility for certification (through work experience and education); pass a comprehensive two-part exam that tests skills in the areas of bookkeeping and school business management; and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct. School business leaders who have achieved SFO certification commit to continued professional development, renewing certification annually, and recertifying every three years.

For more information on ASBO International’s SFO certification, visit