Superintendent Mantooth Honored for Statewide Leadership

Receives Top Honor from School Business Organization

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Stan Mantooth has been presented the 2016 Pinnacle Award from the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO). The Pinnacle Award is CASBO’s highest honor and recognizes Mr. Mantooth’s many years of service and dedication to education. As part of this recognition, Mr. Mantooth receives honorary lifetime CASBO membership benefits.

CASBO Executive Director Molly McGee Hewitt said, “Stan Mantooth was one of CASBO’s first Chief Business Official certification recipients, helping to launch what has now become one of our premier professional development programs. CASBO has been the beneficiary of Stan’s nearly 30 years of membership in and commitment to our association, and we could not be more pleased to see this honor conferred upon him.”

Mr. Mantooth has been instrumental in leading the development of many programs that have had both local and statewide impact. In Ventura County, he helped secure funding for beginning teacher training, spearheaded the financing of high speed internet service for local schools, and transitioned several VCOE departments to a fee-for-service operation when state funding was no longer provided. Many of these programs were later adopted and implemented by other CASBO members and county offices of education.

Mr. Mantooth says he’d like to express his gratitude to CASBO for the recognition and his appreciation to the selection committee. “The financial component of public education touches all aspects of our school system, from teaching to facilities to student health,” he said. “I’m proud to have had the opportunity to help ensure that every dollar we spend on our schools is used as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

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 About the California Association of School Business Officials
The California Association of School Business Officials is the premier resource for professional development and business best practices for California’s school business leaders. CASBO is dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism in all aspects of school business. Founded in 1928, CASBO serves more than 3,000 members by providing certifications and training, promoting business best practices and creating opportunities for professional collaboration. CASBO members represent every facet of school business management and operations. Learn more at

About the Ventura County Office of Education

The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at:



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