Fun with Purchasing: September 2023 Updates
MISBO Blog by Susan
Let's trip the light stem-tastic!
by Susan Kimmel
In the words of one of my favorite fictional characters, Ms. Frizzle, of the Magic School Bus fame, “Seat belts, everyone!” This month, we are diving deep into the world of STEM classrooms. Imagine a classroom where equations become friends, robots are your classmates, and experiments are your playdates. That's what STEM-specific classrooms are all about! These magical places are where science, technology, engineering, and math become more thrilling than a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park.
With the days getting shorter, now is a good time to take a look at your facility’s exterior lighting, stock up on bulbs and replace any malfunctioning fixtures. At Batteries Plus, we can provide you with everything you need to properly light your landscapes, entrances, pathways and parking lots. We have access to thousands of lighting solutions, including LED lights, which provide a brighter, safer experience for your clients and staff. Plus, don’t forget that you’re eligible for incredible savings through your association agreement.
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Start Of School Year Promotion
Revolution Office is a full-service office technology company with a one-of-a-kind business model that allows us to offer copier and printer technology at 30%-50% less than other providers, even if you are in the middle of a lease.
InsureTEK offers a TURNKEY SOLUTION to protect your school from water damage and to reduce your water utility costs including:
- A professional, on-site risk assessment to identify your vulnerable areas for water leaks and waste.
- The best-in-class Internet of Things (IoT) water leak sensors to fully cover your campus.
- The maintenance and service on ALL installed devices for the duration of our contract.
- MasTec as a business partner to install your IoT sensor technology.
The Benefits of Using Flexible Labor to Cover Facility Maintenance Vacations and Vacancies
You depend on your Facilities Management Team to ensure your school buildings are healthy and safe for students. What happens when team members are gone for an extended period of time? Life happens – maybe members of your team are going on vacation, having surgery or recovering from an injury sustained in their weekend softball league. Don’t just “make do” and let tasks pile up.
Communication System Design and Integration:
Streamlining Connectivity for Seamless Operations
ProLogic ITS is a leading provider of two-way radio systems, microwave systems, and in-building wireless coverage solutions for public/private schools, colleges, universities, and local governments. We have deep levels of expertise with FCC regulations, public safety codes, P25 interoperability protocols, and key industry installation standards including DMR and NXDN networking and more.
Solutions that let you focus on your students...
Staples Business Advantage proudly backs MISBO, recognizing the hurddles schools confront today. Staples is here to assist MISBO members in tackling these challenges with comprehensive solutions.
All-In-One Admissions Solutions
After decades working with K-12 schools, FACTS knows how challenging the admissions process can be - which is why we developed a tool that does it all! Check it out by clicking below.
Suicide Prevention Month
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-34, and numbers are only rising. It can feel scary to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings, but speaking out saves lives! September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we invite you to learn more about what to look out for in yourself and others.
Cyber Insurance Requirements: Your Cybersecurity Framework
Here’s a tough fact to face: it’s no longer a matter of “if” a cyber-attack will occur, but “when”. If you want your business to survive, there are several key factors you need to consider, and one of the most important is cyber insurance – the financial safety net to help you recover should the worst happen.
AI in AP Newsletter Blurb
Envision your Accounts Payable (AP) team breaking free from repetitive tasks through the magic of artificial intelligence (AI). This game-changing technology boosts efficiency, accuracy, and decision-making across AP, transforming it into a strategic force. With 60% of AP departments planning AI adoption by year-end, the potential is immense. By eliminating manual tasks and enhancing insights, AI empowers AP teams to conquer challenges, lower costs, expedite cycles, and manage risks. Explore this article by Paymerang to unveil the workings of AI and its revolutionary impact on AP's future.
TeleData Select provides an unbiased analysis of telecom & IT options for schools to make sure they are getting the best value by selecting the Right Provider, Right Solution and Right Price for their voice and data services. This includes creating custom telecom and data solutions that operate so well they don’t notice the system, just the results of great service, support and the best solution.
Snacks & Partner Facts
Consortium Hot Topics blog
six way ai is transforming the k-12 talent space
By Dan Wyar, Rhodes Branding
With the adoption of ChatGPT, Bard, and many other artificial intelligence (AI) tools becoming increasingly common in our everyday lives, AI is rapidly transforming how nearly every industry operates. In the human resources profession, AI is significantly impacting K-12 talent professionals across the country, and its influence and everyday adoption will only grow.
Updated Buyer's Guide
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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