The NSBA Savings Center is your go-to source for cost-containment services and information that can reduce costs and improve operations in your school district. This center is a valuable resource for superintendents, school business officials, school board members, and other education decision-makers.
School districts have achieved the following savings by using BuyBoard, Elevated Solutions, and School Rx. How much can your district save?
discount off MSRP for 10 commonly used public school contracts resulting in a savings of nearly $5 million
average annual district savings
savings on pharmacy benefit costs
The BuyBoard Cooperative, a free membership service, provides reduced pricing on products, equipment, and services your district uses every day. Through BuyBoard, you can leverage the cooperative's ability to obtain bulk discounts, combined with the ease of online shopping and ordering.
Elevated Solutions provides expert advice on making operations more efficient to save money without cutting staff, programming, or educational quality, typically shaving two-percent off district operating costs. Elevated Solutions defines how services are provided; how business is conducted; what emerging demands are being placed on schools, districts and their various departments; and, how effectively and efficiently they operate.
We are offering a complimentary, confidential Quick Assessment to National Connection districts. Learn how you can uncover, on average, $19 million in district operational savings.
The NSBA School Rx Cooperative is a pharmacy benefit service that delivers cost savings to self-funded districts. Your district can save money and put it back where it belongs—student achievement. With over 500,000 individuals enrolled, members take advantage of discounted pharmaceutical pricing. This service is a win for your district and for advancing student success.
NSBA and our sponsors are here to support you during this challenging time by making a variety of resources freely available.
We’re here for you, your employees, and your clients—no matter what. You’re probably fielding more questions about our health plan policies and what we can do to help. We’ve put together information to address these concerns, so you have the answers you need today.
Working with our customers and national education associations, we identified items and solutions to empower educators while schools are closed. Access the Amazon Business Distance Learning Hub.
Keeping children safe has always been the number one priority for student transportation professionals. Beyond keeping your passengers safe on the road ahead, there are additional ways to protect them while keeping your bus interior and components safe from damage. Please see our best disinfection practices.
Diligent Offers Seamless Video Conferencing Access Across All Board Management Platforms to Ensure Secure, Virtual Board Meetings as the Workforce Shifts Remote
We know that most districts are exploring ways to run their board meetings virtually during required shelter-in-place and school closures. We're pleased to share that we’ve added better support to link directly to the live meeting through the BoardDocs platform. We’ve created a series of how-to videos to learn about to take advantage of this functionality. Watch them here.
BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative
BuyBoard, a free membership service, provides reduced pricing on COVID-19 cleaning supplies and technology equipment and software. Watch this webinar to learn about building safety during COVID-19 and solutions for building re-entry.
Aligning with NSBA best practices, the nonprofit DonorsChoose provides a safe way to give to public schools at no cost to teachers or schools. During Teacher Appreciation Week, the organization joined forces with citizen donors and corporate partners ranging from SONIC Drive-In to Google.org to raise millions towards classroom materials. The organization recently created an additional new project type, Distance Learning Projects, which assists verified public school educators with acquiring specific resources for distance learning. More information on Distance Learning Projects can be found here.
At Motorola Solutions, we have always thought of our customers as heroes. Never has this been truer than at this moment, as our medical professionals, police, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders battle COVID-19 on the front lines. From our 17,000 employees across the globe—thank you for your tireless work today, tomorrow and always. Motorola Solutions has created this resource center to help support the nationwide communities we serve.
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. We have made our curriculum completely available to any teacher who needs it, which can be accessed in our virtual resources for college and career readiness. We’ve also launched our Virtual Guest Speakers series, designed to allow CTE teachers to bring professionals into their online classrooms for students to learn about different industries and careers and hear from NAF partners and alumni. Please reach out with any feedback or ideas that will help us continue to serve during this challenging time.
A NAMM-funded ongoing aerosol distribution study provides important takeaways to help create the safest possible environment for bringing performing arts back into classrooms, band rooms, rehearsal spaces, performance halls and on athletic fields:
- Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education
- Guidance for a Return to High School Marching Band
- Instrument Cleaning Guidelines and Information
- FAQ and Question Submission Form
Additionally, here are three successful webinars for educators grappling with the new virtual education reality. Access these recorded webinars:
- How-To's for Ensembles - Making Music Online
- How-To's for Private and Group Lessons
- Teaching and Learning Music Online
To help families build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, WhyTry has developed a Parent Guide to Resilience. To learn more about our engaging social and emotional learning curriculum, visit whytry.org.