NSBA Savings Center
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the widespread shutdown of the economy. Due to this extraordinary crisis, school districts across the country are facing operational and fiscal challenges. Education leaders, like yourself, are looking for ways to drastically cut costs and searching for resources that can help maximize dollars.

The NSBA Savings Center is your go-to source for cost-containment services and information that can reduce costs and improve operations in your school district. This center is a valuable resource for superintendents, school business officials, school board members, and other education decision-makers.

Savings Spotlight

District Savings

School districts have achieved the following savings by using BuyBoard, Elevated Solutions, and School Rx. How much can your district save?

6%-46%

discount off MSRP for 10 commonly used public school contracts resulting in a savings of nearly $5 million

$19M

average annual district savings

30%-50%

savings on pharmacy benefit costs

Services

The BuyBoard Cooperative, a free membership service, provides reduced pricing on products, equipment, and services your district uses every day. Through BuyBoard, you can leverage the cooperative's ability to obtain bulk discounts, combined with the ease of online shopping and ordering.

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Elevated Solutions provides expert advice on making operations more efficient to save money without cutting staff, programming, or educational quality, typically shaving two-percent off district operating costs. Elevated Solutions defines how services are provided; how business is conducted; what emerging demands are being placed on schools, districts and their various departments; and, how effectively and efficiently they operate.

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The NSBA School Rx Cooperative is a pharmacy benefit service that delivers cost savings to self-funded districts. Your district can save money and put it back where it belongs—student achievement. With over 500,000 individuals enrolled, members take advantage of discounted pharmaceutical pricing. This service is a win for your district and for advancing student success.

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Complimentary Webinars

NSBA, in collaboration with national education associations and industry experts, will provide essential national-level considerations as you work with your state education agencies to develop your roadmaps for school reopening and recovery.  

The Transformative Role School Resource Officers Have in Reopening Public Schools
July 8 | 1–2:30 p.m. EDT
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Sports and Performance Programs: Support for the Social Emotional Wellness of Students
July 10 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
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Bookmark this page and check back for webinar updates!

Free Resources

NSBA and our sponsors are here to support you during this challenging time by making a variety of resources freely available.

Aetna
We’re here for you, your employees, and your clients—no matter what. You’re probably fielding more questions about our health plan policies and what we can do to help. We’ve put together information to address these concerns, so you have the answers you need today.

Amazon
Working with our customers and national education associations, we identified items and solutions to empower educators while schools are closed. Access the Amazon Business Distance Learning Hub.

BlueBird
Keeping children safe has always been the number one priority for student transportation professionals. Beyond keeping your passengers safe on the road ahead, there are additional ways to protect them while keeping your bus interior and components safe from damage. Please see our best disinfection practices.

BoardDocs
Diligent Offers Seamless Video Conferencing Access Across All Board Management Platforms to Ensure Secure, Virtual Board Meetings as the Workforce Shifts Remote

We know that most districts are exploring ways to run their board meetings virtually during required shelter-in-place and school closures. We're pleased to share that we’ve added better support to link directly to the live meeting through the BoardDocs platform. We’ve created a series of how-to videos to learn about to take advantage of this functionality. Watch them here.

BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative
BuyBoard, a free membership service, provides reduced pricing on COVID-19 cleaning supplies and technology equipment and software. Watch this webinar to learn about building safety during COVID-19 and solutions for building re-entry.

DonorsChoose
Aligning with NSBA best practices, the nonprofit DonorsChoose provides a safe way to give to public schools at no cost to teachers or schools. During Teacher Appreciation Week, the organization joined forces with citizen donors and corporate partners ranging from SONIC Drive-In to Google.org to raise millions towards classroom materials. The organization recently created an additional new project type, Distance Learning Projects, which assists verified public school educators with acquiring specific resources for distance learning. More information on Distance Learning Projects can be found here.

Motorola
At Motorola Solutions, we have always thought of our customers as heroes. Never has this been truer than at this moment, as our medical professionals, police, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders battle COVID-19 on the front lines. From our 17,000 employees across the globe—thank you for your tireless work today, tomorrow and always. Motorola Solutions has created this resource center to help support the nationwide communities we serve.

NAF
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. We have made our curriculum completely available to any teacher who needs it, which can be accessed in our virtual resources for college and career readiness. We’ve also launched our Virtual Guest Speakers series, designed to allow CTE teachers to bring professionals into their online classrooms for students to learn about different industries and careers and hear from NAF partners and alumni. Please reach out with any feedback or ideas that will help us continue to serve during this challenging time.

NAMM
Here are three successful webinars for educators grappling with the new virtual education reality. Access these recorded webinars:

Why Try
To help families build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, WhyTry has developed a Parent Guide to Resilience. To learn more about our engaging social and emotional learning curriculum, visit whytry.org.