In the beginning...We began meeting November of 2005 to determine if there was sufficient interest among Valley school district maintenance officials and related vendors to make it "official" and register STASMO with the state. On May 1, 2006 paperwork was accepted to recognize STASMO as a non-profit corporation registered with the State.
In June of 2008 we applied to the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASB) for Affiliate status. In August of 2008 we were officially accepted as an affiliate of TASB.
Our Purpose... The idea behind the formation of STASMO was to develop an organization where people involved in school maintenance across the Valley and beyond could come together to share ideas, information, best practices, develop friendships all in the interests of being able to be more effective and efficient in our respective districts.
Along the way by being an organized body with various school districts in membership we have also been able to attract training opportunities to our area that in the past would have required us to travel out of the Valley.
Being an entity made up of educators of one form or fashion we have also established a scholarship program to help school maintenance employees and or family members pursue their endeavors for higher education.
-Dan Cantu, President, Los Fresnos CISD, 956.832.2412, firstname.lastname@example.org
-Joel Cruz, Vice-President, Harlingen CISD, Joel.Cruz@hcisd.net, 956.893.3540
-Joe Leal, Secretary, Los Fresnos CISD, Jleal@lfcisd.net, 956.832.2503