S2E5: A New Era of School Business in California: Innovative Thinking About Where We’re Headed—with CASBO CEO Tatia Davenport
In this episode, host Jason Willis sits with Tatia Davenport, Chief Executive Officer of the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), for a discussion about the size, scope, and future of school business in California.
Davenport shares learnings from the first comprehensive survey of California school business executives in nearly 25 years. Insights include where professional development is headed, the changing face and vital voice of Chief Business Officials (CBOs), and how school business leaders can work more to advance equity. She offers timely perspectives about some of the persistent challenges California faces in maintaining an effective and efficient public education system—one that delivers on the promise of high-quality education for all.
About Our Guest
Tatia Davenport is the CEO of CASBO. Founded in 1928, CASBO is a nonprofit membership organization representing more than 25,000 professionals across 1,100 school districts and 58 counties statewide. With an estimated $108 billion annual budget, California school business officials represent a statewide public education system that serves millions of K–12 students and teachers in classrooms and communities.
Davenport has built a reputation as a respected leader in the field and has a proven track record of success in improving the financial, operational, and management systems of California schools. Previously, she served as CASBO’s Chief Operations Officer and held executive roles with Vision Service Plan (VSP) and E*TRADE Financial.
Publisher: WestEd and the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)
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