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Northwest ISD honored with state-wide purchasing award

NISD Purchasing Department
Jennifer Tallman, Mark Vechione, Christa Spearman and Brenda Davidson
accepting the 2021 Award of Merit of Purchasing Operations

For the seventh consecutive year, Northwest ISD is proud to be among the educational institutions recognized by the Texas Association of School Business Officials with the prestigious Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. Established in 2009, the award is given to Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services.

The criteria to qualify for the Award of Merit of Purchasing Operations is stringent, with volunteers from the TASBO Purchasing & Supply Management Research Committee evaluating each institution to ensure it represents the latest best practices. The committee then reviews new and recertification applications. For 2022, only 58 districts from Texas met the specific criteria to earn the award. In addition to winning the award seven consecutive years, the the NISD purchasing team has earned the award 11 of the past 12 years.

“I cannot be more proud of our purchasing department and the TASBO Award of Merit our crew has earned again,” said Northwest ISD Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren. “On behalf of the NISD Board of Trustees and all the faculty and staff of Northwest, I sincerely thank our purchasing department for the excellent work that has become their culture. This is such an important part of our business operations, and we could not ask for better teammates taking care of our children, our staff, and our families.”

“I cannot be more proud of our purchasing department and the TASBO Award of Merit our crew has earned again,"

Dr. Ryder Warren, Superintendent

Members of the district’s purchasing team will be honored at an awards reception sponsored by BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative in Grapevine, Texas, on March 2 during the 2022 TASBO annual conference. For more information, please visit the TASBO website

“As Texas school districts face ever-increasing pressure to use funds efficiently, we’re honored to recognize the work our honorees do to streamline operations, comply with regulations, and set the standard for how to utilize taxpayer dollars,” said Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director. “These organizations have not only demonstrated their professional purchasing operations by documenting their districts’ policies and procedures, but have also shared these best practices with colleagues throughout the state.”