CASBO's Rising Star Award Application

DEADLINE 5:00 P.M. ON MARCH 29, 2019.
This award was created to acknowledge the value and contributions of outstanding newer school business officials. Nominees will be evaluated based upon their contributions to their profession, regardless of the size of their districts and their job titles. This award is meant to honor an individual who has served as a certified school business official for 10 years or less, for both current accomplishments and sustained contribution.

• Full and regular CASBO members (of at least 12 consecutive months prior to nomination) are eligible.
• Connecticut certified school business administrators (085 or 092 endorsement) for 10 years or less
• Members of the selection committee, and previous recipients within 5 years of award are not eligible.

Nominations may be submitted by full, regular or emeritus CASBO members, or the superintendent or member of the Board of Education of the nominee's district. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Editorials completed in Word may be cut and pasted into the appropriate boxes (up to 2000 characters per criteria). The data requested is available at

There are four general criteria outlined and used to select the award winner. A 100 point rubric will will used to evaluate each nomination. The point value assigned to each criteria will appear next to the criteria in the application. When responding, indicate when the accomplishments were achieved and place the most emphasis on accomplishments in the last 5 years (2013-14 schools years on). Be as complete and specific as possible. If all factors are equal, preference could be given to those active in CASBO (up to 5 points).

Only supporting information contained in the nomination will be considered. Please do not assume the committee will know information about the nominee.

Selection of CASBO's Rising Star Award winner will be completed by May 1. The selection committee will be comprised of at least 3 CASBO members, and up to two representatives from CAPSS and/or CABE. All nominees will be notified by the committee of the decision. The decision of the committee is final.

The Rising Star Award recipient will be recognized at the annual CASBO Institute with a special presentation. S/he will receive a complimentary Institute registration and two complimentary President’s Dinner tickets for a guest and the nominator to be present at the ceremony.

AWARD DEADLINE: Applications must be received by March 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered.

Sample nomination forms are available for review on the CASBO website at .

Please don't hesitate to contact CASBO Executive Director, Sharon Bruce, CAE, should you have any questions. Phone (860) 519-0023 or email .