The Association of School Business Officials of New York (ASBO) recently recognized a Fayetteville-Manlius School District leader for the professional contributions he’s made throughout his career.
During ASBO’s annual conference held in June, F-M Assistant Superintendent for Business Services William Furlong received the 2022 Philip B. Fredenburg Memorial Award for Outstanding Service.
The award recognizes an individual whose service and contributions throughout their career has had a positive impact on the association, its members and the entire profession, according to ASBO. As part of the award, the recipient’s school district receives a $1,000 donation in the awardees name for use to purchase equipment or offer a scholarship.
Furlong supervises F-M’s Business Office, which is responsible for accounting, auditing, benefits coordination, capital projects coordination, contract negotiations, facility use coordination, the district census, payroll, purchasing, records management and safety planning. He also supervises the Buildings and Grounds, Food Service and Transportation departments.
Furlong has served F-M for five years and has more than 25 years of experience in the education field. He recently announced he will be retiring from F-M on Sept. 30.
ASBO of New York, formerly the New York State Association of School Business Officials, was established in 1948 and is a 501-c-3 charitable non-profit membership organization affiliated with the Association of School Business Officials International and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. Its membership includes school business officials and staff from school districts and BOCES around the state including students in School District Business Leader graduate programs and companies doing business with schools.