The Allen ISD Purchasing Department is one of 58 educational organizations being honored by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) for following best practices in the area of purchasing operations.
This year’s recipients will be honored at an awards reception sponsored by BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative in Grapevine, Texas, on March 2, during the TASBO annual conference.
The Award of Merit was established in 2009 to recognize Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. Each year, volunteers with the TASBO Purchasing & Supply Management Research Committee evaluate the award criteria to ensure it represents the latest best practices. They then review new and recertification applications. Only 58 districts met the stringent criteria to qualify for the award in 2022.
“As Texas school districts face ever-increasing pressure to use funds efficiently, we’re honored to recognize the work our honorees do to streamline operations, comply with regulations, and set the standard for how to utilize taxpayer dollars,” said Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director. “These organizations have not only demonstrated their professional purchasing operations by documenting their districts’ policies and procedures, but have also shared these best practices with colleagues throughout the state.”