Fun with Purchasing: April 2024 Updates

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in full bloom: handpicking partnerships for you!

by Susan Kimmel

Happy Spring! Here in Georgia, we are gearing up for the great pine pollination. Even a moment outside leaves me with a nice yellow tint from the trees behind my home. As spring blooms and the world bursts with renewed energy, here in the MISBO Purchasing Consortium, we are carefully curating a collection of partnerships specifically for our members, independent schools. Like diligent gardeners carefully selecting the freshest blooms, we evaluate potential partners and review existing partners, seeking those who not only provide quality products AND cultivate an atmosphere of exceptional customer service.

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New consortium Partners

Apte automates financial, admissions and advancement reports for independent school leadership teams, enhancing team efficiency and data-driven decisions.

Take your school to new heights of excellence with Apte.

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United School Supplies delivers back-to-school supply kits customized to match your supply list. USS has successfully served hundreds of schools.

Kits include quality brand name supplies, including Crayola, Elmer’s, Expo, Fiskars, Sharpie, and Ticonderoga. Schools can order for all students or parents can order a student kit from our website.

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Success Story: Savannah Christian Preparatory School Gym Floor Sanding and Refinishing Project

Read how successful and helpful Success Sports Surfacing during a gym floor refinishing project. Hear first hand from a  MISBO member school. 

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Balance Box & eBox

Creating the best solutions for Height Adjustable Mounts is in our DNA. BalanceBox® and e·Box® are the new standard in safety, quality and function in the market for touch panels. It’s because we believe in:

  • Giving everyone fast access to your touchscreen technology

  • Creating safe & healthy learning and work environments

  • Adding flexibility to your presentation

  • Protecting your investment (your touchscreen)

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Batteries Plus - Price Reductions on important items

Exciting news - Batteries Plus has made some amazing price reductions! They are working hard on your behalf to provide key battery items at very aggressive pricing. Want to learn more about this special program with Batteries Plus? Email Batteries Plus at

New pricing on a few key items below…..

  • Sead Lead Acid 12 volt 5AH battery       SLA12-5F  @ $12.54 EA
  • Sead Lead Acid 12 volt 7AH battery       SLA12-7F  @ $14.75 EA
  • Sead Lead Acid 12 volt 9AH battery       SLA12-9F2 @ $21.55 EA

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Why Choose Perimeter For Office Products? 

They pride themselves on delivering exceptional quality and innovation in every product they offer. Their commitment to excellence ensures that you receive reliable, efficient, and durable supplies.

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Spring Cleaning: The Benefits Of Organizing Your Environment

Research shows that a clean and organized space can have a positive impact on your mental and physical health. It doesn't have to be a daunting task. You can start small by tidying up one area at a time, such as your desk or closet. The key is to take the first step and get started!

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Business Officers & Staff | Heads of Schools | HR Directors | Facilities Directors | Technology Directors | Auxiliary Programs | Athletic Directors and more!


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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)



steamlining After-Hours Events in independent schools:

The power of event management solutions

By Brad Hunter, OperationsHero

"November 5, 2024, will be a very important day in U.S. history. Voters in the United States will go to the polls to cast ballots in elections on the federal, state, and local levels—including for president and Congress—and, in doing so, will help decide the nation’s future. Even before then, voters will choose the party nominees through the primary and caucus contests that will get under way in early 2024."

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Click below for a quick look at some of MISBO partners by category.

These are helpful cards to help you quickly find what you're looking for! 





A school’s purchasing program should be grounded in the tenets of the school’s mission and values. For over 40 years MISBO has built the most complete consortium that exists with a foundation dedicated exclusively to independent schools. Through this network, we continue the tradition of finding solutions to today’s problems and anticipating tomorrow’s needs.

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