Fun with Purchasing: June 2024 Updates

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Safety first: keeping it together in independent schools

by Susan Kimmel

Ah, the halls of independent schools—where the future leaders of tomorrow are molded, and the phrase 'safety first' takes on an almost legendary status. I know you’ve seen it before, the fearless head of school donning a bright orange safety vest, whistle at the ready, and clipboard in hand, as if preparing for an Olympic sport rather than a fire drill.

The students are a mix of eye-rolls and excitement—finally, a break from calculus! And, nothing says 'high stakes' quite like ensuring the art room's glue sticks are non-toxic and the playground's swings are at the optimal height for fun without launching a child into orbit.

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New Consortium partners

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DCW is a leading technology reseller in the U.S., committed to excellence. They offer diverse hardware, software, IT services, and cybersecurity solutions. Their senior representatives, with extensive expertise, deliver customized, vendor-agnostic solutions to meet your unique needs.

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Flint is the best 24/7 AI tutoring platform built to support teacher-student relationships. Teachers can input any learning objective, customize how the AI interacts with students, and guide and oversee student use of AI. Flint is built specifically for K12 independent schools looking to embrace AI for learning.

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Paylocity offers an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses automate and streamline HR and payroll processes, attract and retain talent, and build culture and connection with their employees. Known for its unique culture and consistently recognized as one of the best places to work, Paylocity accompanies its clients on the journey to create great workplaces and help all employees achieve their best. 

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Year-End Performance Reports

Are you dreading your year-end performance reports?  Now you don’t have to!  Get your performance reports sent directly to your inbox each month. Apte is offering 50% off implementation fees for any MISBO members that sign up before 6/30/24! 

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Special Savings with Batteries Plus & MISBO

Take advantage of all the perks!

Through the Batteries Plus Business partnership with MISBO, you can access special pricing for your organization. Simply by using your special pricing agreement with Batteries Plus, you’ll take advantage of savings on batteries for Exit & Emergency Signs, Fleet Vehicles , Scrubber/Sweeper Machinery , UPS Backup Systems, Fire & Security Panels, Touchless Devices, Flashlights & more! Plus, lighting solutions for: Maintenance Areas, Garages & Warehouse, Exit & Emergency Signs, Vehicles of All Kinds, Common Areas, Offices & Restrooms

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A Facility Director's First 100 Days

Embarking on a new role as a facility director for an educational institution is an exciting yet challenging journey. The secret to success lies in looking at the campus environment, understanding its daily operations, and aligning with school leadership expectations. Let’s review a few suggestions for your first 100 days in your new position.

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Empowering K-12 Education: Embracing the Synergy of Printing and Technology

In the ever-evolving world of K–12 education, technology continues to shape classrooms into centers of creativity and engagement. Amidst this digital transformation, we shouldn’t overlook the significance of printing in the learning process. At Connection, we firmly acknowledge the importance of equipping educators with the appropriate tools to inspire their students, a principle we proudly share through our partnership with Canon U.S.A.

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Social Media & Mental Health: The Impact of Social Media

Social media platforms have revolutionized the way we connect with others, allowing for the instantaneous sharing of ideas, experiences, and information across the globe. This connectivity can foster a sense of belonging and community, provide support networks for individuals struggling with various issues, and offer platforms for self-expression and identity exploration.

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Have you seen what Demco has in store (for storage)?

Discount Offer

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Meet Evergreen Electronics

Evergreen Electronics offers fully refurbished laptops, desktops, monitors, servers and all related parts and peripherals. All PCs come with a full THREE year warranty. They only offer business class machines for their superior reliability and durability, and typically offer top tier brands Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Apple. Evergreen Electronics does everything in house, no outsourcing anything—for full accountability to our clients. Please read our verified Google reviews!

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How To Build A Better Financial Aid Experience 

FACTS understands that providing financial aid to the right families is important to your school, but what do you do when your financial aid process isn’t as thorough as you need it to be?

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Graphing support, richer analytics, and tutor helpfulness selector! 

The AI on Flint can now create graphs to help students visualize math problems. Improve analytics for teachers is also available. 

Graphing Support

10 Time Bigger Memory

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MackinVision (TM) Mackin Library Management System (LMS)

Invest in your student’s education with MackinVision™, the innovative library management system solution that grows with your students. Your library software should reflect your needs, and the needs of your students. MackinVision™ is user-driven and will interact with students and library staff at every step to satisfy every need. Ongoing and ever-increasing development ensures that MackinVision™ will always address the ever-changing demands of technological advances while supporting the educational outcomes of students.

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Efficient HR, Empowered Educators

Paylocity’s modern platform simplifies HR processes and equips you with the tools you need to help your school excel. 

Stay Focused on Growth   |   Prioritize Employee Experience   |   Flexible Platform & Integrations

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Perimeter Office Products

Why choose Perimeter 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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School Outfitters

2024 Voice Of Educators Survey: How flexible learning spaces can support today’s learning recovery

In partnership with EdWeek Research Center, School Outfitters surveyed educators around the country. Find out how they are prioritizing flexible learning spaces to accelerate learning recovery. Get this exclusive report today! 

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Southeastern Paper Group

K-12 Summer Sizzler! 

It is that time of year for some deep cleaning! Please check out these incredible SUMMER DEALS on floor finish and equipment that Southeastern Paper Group is offering to MISBO customers! If you have any questions please contact:

Linda Gibson  |  BradyPlus   |   404-295-0172

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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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ready, set, goals! shine brighter than ever in the new school year

by Kaitlin Windle, Apte

Hey there, school leaders! Today, I'm excited to talk about something that's crucial for your school’s success: setting clear, actionable goals. 

As someone who spends all day helping schools track their performance, I've seen firsthand how thoughtful goal setting can pave the way for amazing achievements. 

Let's dive into how you can set great goals that really help your school shine.

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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! 




As always, we are here to help you find quality products and services at exceptional prices.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, thoughts, or feedback!


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