Purchasing

4/4/2012

4/4/2012

The largest bond issue in Joplin’s history unofficially has passed by less than 1 percent, allowing the Joplin School District to afford to rebuild schools that were destroyed in the May 22 tornado.

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Luidia Inc. conducted a survey of educators across the nation to learn about technology adoption goals and find out what is keeping schools from reaching their full potential with technology.

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act may be winding down, but there's another economic stimulus taking place in and around San Mateo (Calif.), where two school districts are spending hundreds of millions of dollars overhauling their facilities.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday.

2/24/2012

2/24/2012

School districts, local governments, and non-profit agencies in New Jersey can now use cooperative purchasing contracts awarded by national programs such as the PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program and the Keystone Purchasing Network.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

The clock is ticking as the Funding Year 2012 Form 471 filing window closes on March 20.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

After in-depth evaluation and review of eight student information platforms, Mukilteo (Wash.) School District has selected Aspen, Follett Software Company’s student information system.

1/11/2012

1/11/2012
West Virginia state education officials, teachers, lawmakers and others continue to wade through an expansive public education audit released by the Governor’s office.

1/6/2012

1/6/2012

The Houston Independent School District does not always select vendors based on transparent and consistent criteria and often weights price too low, according to an outside procurement audit.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

In order to accommodate the musicals, concerts, dance recitals, talent shows and much more that it holds throughout the academic year, Fort Zumwalt West High School in Missouri recently purchased a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 32 audio mixing console.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

Colorado voters roundly rejected a ballot proposal to temporarily raise state income and sales taxes to help boost public education, a defeat political analysts said was no surprise given the weak economy.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

Los Angeles public schools are in need of billions of dollars in repairs and renovations, according to the findings of a report released Friday on the condition of schools in the nation's largest districts.

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