NEWTON, NJ—During the regular board of education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kennedy Greene congratulated Donna Snyder, Newton’s Business Administrator, on being nominated as one of two Northern Region Distinguished School Business Service Awards Recipients this year.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the long-term, continuous, exemplary service of school business officials in various regions of the state.

This award is given to two business administrators from the Northern, Central and Southern counties of the state. The counties included in the Northern Region are Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren.

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“From those counties two candidates are selected and I am so proud that Donna was selected,” President of the Sussex County Association of School Business Officials Kathy Kane said.    

In order to be nominated for the award, the recipient must meet the following criteria. The official:

  1. is an active member of NJASBO as of September 30 of the school year of nomination
  2. has a reputation deserving of recognition
  3. is considered a leader or resource for others
  4. is not a current member of the NJASBO Executive Committee
  5. has 15 years of experience as a school business administrator and has worked for one School district for a minimum of five years.

“All nominations in this category may only be made by the County President, since it is believed the knowledge of service to the county and profession will be known best via the county unit,” Kane said.

Once the winner is announced, the Distinguished Service Award winner will be recognized, according to Kane with a plaque and $100 gift certificate at the annual NJASBO conference.  They will be recognized locally with a letter to their school district. A $1,000 scholarship will be given in the winning business official’s name.  Additionally the local winner becomes eligible for the NJSBO School Business Official of the Year and assistance for  Association of School Business Officials International recognition.

“Donna is so deserving of this award. She is a consummate professional who is a valued resource to other BA's in the county” Kane said. “She has served as president of our county association, on the executive board and on many committees at the state level and she currently is the chairman for the education committee for the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.”