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Applications must be submitted by October 5, 2020


The ASBO MD&DC Brice & Shirley Phillips Best Practice Award recognizes outstanding practices and new ideas that result in significant contributions to school systems or the profession of school business management, and can be replicated by other school business officials. Your application must meet the following requirements to be eligible for consideration:

Application Criteria

1. The ASBO MD&DC Brice & Shirley Phillips Best Practice Awards are open to active
ASBO MD&DC members only. Please note only one person from a school system is eligible to receive an ASBO MD&DC Brice & Shirley Phillips Best Practice Award each year. If the submission is a team effort, only the person applying for the award will be recognized as a potential recipient. The outstanding practice or new idea being submitted must have been developed and executed by the applicant and implemented in the last three years.

2. Applicants must be a school business official employed full-time by a school district and a current member of ASBO MD&DC.

3. Submissions shall be submitted electronically as a Word document to  and must be received by October 5th. 

Application Content

Step 1 - Application Form

Submit a concise, descriptive title that:

  1. Describes the best practice, or success story project
  2. Describe how this project is innovative
  3. Describe how this is a new idea
  4. Describe how this idea/project can be duplicated by other school systems
  5. Describe the results of improvement achieved
  6. Describe how this project affects student achievement
The Recipients will receive:
  1. Recognition in news and trade media, and at the ASBO MD&DC Fall Conference;
  2. A recognition plaque;
  3. The opportunity to present the submission at the Spring Conference;
  4. $1500.00 to be used for ASBO MD&DC professional development events that may be used by the recipient or designees;
  5. A free Spring Conference registration, including an Oceanfront hotel room.

Submit applications as a Word document to:

Applications must be submitted by October 5th