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Cooperative Purchasing Contracts Can Help Implement Security Camera Law

Posted on August 11, 2015
Texas recently passed a new law requiring security cameras in self-contained special education classrooms if requested by a parent, trustee or staff member. Because the law applies at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, officials have one year to p...
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Legislative session results in weak funding increase

Posted on August 3, 2015
Texas’ 84th Legislative Session passed a budget that increased funding for the Texas Education Agency (TEA), but school finance experts argue that the increase is significantly smaller than it may seem. Joe Wisnoski  of Moak, Casey & Associates cove...
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Improving purchasing practices

Posted on July 28, 2015
Setting up a fair and logical process with written procedures will improve your purchasing practices, according to consultant Mark Rogers, who spoke at a workshop about purchasing practices at Harris County Department of Education’s School Finance Co...
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Prepare for disaster

Posted on June 5, 2015
National news recently focused on Texas, as homes and cars were washed away in the deluge of rain and flooding in May. Although the rain was needed to help ease the drought conditions across the state, it left a path of destruction in at least seven co...
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Commodity Processing: What's for Lunch?

Posted on May 29, 2015
Millions of lunches are served to students every day, thanks in part to Choice Partners cooperative. In Harris County schools alone, more than 85 million lunches are served annually that include food processed by Choice Partners contract holders and de...
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Interlocal Contracts provide VALUE and SAVINGS - Exhibit

Posted on October 8, 2014
Meet 65 vendors with government-awarded contracts at exhibit One of the challenges procurement professionals face is recommending contract awards that provide best value at the lowest possible cost. Sometimes details of the purchase are so technica...
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