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Purchasing Department wins TASBO award for solid business practices


       The Pearland Independent School District Purchasing Office recently landed a statewide award for its commitment to professional standards in acquiring goods and services.

       For the fourth consecutive year, Purchasing staff not only earned the Texas Association of School Business Officials Award of Merit for Purchasing and Operations but also met higher standards to receive “Recognized Status.”

       Pearland ISD was honored along with other 34 winners at the TASBO Annual Conference in San Antonio on March 7.

       To determine award recipients, TASBO reviewed various procedures and practices ranging from organization, policies, contract operations, staff training and certification to technology use, communication and management of cooperative programs.

       The TASBO Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations recognizes school districts’ achievement in implementing best practices in the area of purchasing. The honorees demonstrate professional purchasing operations and share their best practices in policies and procedures with colleagues throughout the state.

       “This award represents the Purchasing Department’s commitment to implementing best practices that enable us to provide the most valuable resources to our students while ensuring that the district is in compliance with purchasing laws and regulations,” Jorgannie Carter, Pearland ISD Chief Financial Officer, said.

       Purchasing Office staff includes Director of Purchasing Enrique Kladis, Coordinator Moniki Mason, Buyer Amy Spain and Clerk Mary Pollard.