Cooperative Purchasing Lunch & Learn

Event Details

  • Date:
    • April 15, 2024
  • Registration Deadline:
    • April 12, 2024
  • Start / End Time:
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Onsite Registration:
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
  • ESC Member Price:
    • Free
  • Non Member Price:
    • $25.00
  • Facilitator:
  • Location:
Event Cancellation Policy
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10:30 AM: Welcome/Introductions

10:35 AM: Cooperative Contracts-Win/Win Using Your ESC Agreements

  • Kelly Taylor, Cooperative Purchasing Coordinator, CIESC & Lisa Abell, Assistant Director/Director of Cooperative Purchasing, NIESC

11:00 AM: “Where is the Money Going?”

Creating the ability to understand the connection between daily operations and expenditures.

In this session, we will discuss how school districts can strategically manage their operational expenditures to create a better understanding of procurement and expenditures through awareness, proactive planning, and budget monitoring.

  • Barry Gardner, Director of School Services, Policy Analytics

11:35 AM: Break/Get Lunch

11:45 AM: CIESC Amazon Contract Overview

  • Austin Morford, K-12 Account Executive, Amazon

12:15 PM: Online Purchasing Efficiencies

  • Tom Jackson, President Spendbridge/K12Indiana

12:45 PM:  Door Prize Drawings-must be present to win! 

Target Audience:

Business Managers, CFOs, Treasurers, ECA Secretaries, any purchasing agent of the school district!


Event Cancellation Policy

NIESC Cancellation Policy

Registrants who notify NIESC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.

  • Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but one week before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop, will pay 50% of the registration fee.
  • Registrants who neglect to call or notify NIESC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full registration fee.
  • On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees