BuyBoard® Rebates Millions to Members
The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative Board returned approximately $9.1 million in the form of rebates to more than 970 members of the BuyBoard
online purchasing system in 2018-19. Since 2006, more than $58.8 million has been
rebated to eligible members, which include public schools, municipalities, counties,
local government agencies, and more.
“The volume and purchasing power of BuyBoard creates economies of scale
that no one public school, municipality, county, and other local government agency
could achieve on its own,” said Marta Alvarez, chair of the Local Government
Purchasing Cooperative Board of Trustees. “Leveraging that purchasing power
on a wide range of contracts delivers
competitive prices and reduces admin-
istrative cost. It allows members to be
efficient and effective in their procure-
ment processes and, as a result, provides
BuyBoard’s total purchase volume is
in excess of $1.2 billion, and its member-
ship includes more than 5,300 govern-
mental and nonprofit entities in Texas.
The Cooperative is endorsed by the
Texas Association of Counties, Texas
Municipal League, Texas Association of
School Administrators, and TASB. The
Cooperative is also a Strategic Partner
with the Texas Association of School
Lubbock-Cooper ISD Superintendent Keith Bryant, winner of the 2019 Texas Superintendent of the Year Award, was
selected as Texas’s nominee for the 2020
National Superintendent of the Year, the
Texas Association of School Administrators announced recently.
Bryant, Lubbock-Cooper ISD superintendent for the past six years, served as
superintendent of Lamesa ISD and Bullard
ISD before moving into his current role at
As a state nominee for National
Superintendent of the Year, Bryant will
be considered by a panel of judges that
will select four finalists to be interviewed
in Washington, DC, in January. The 2020
National Superintendent of the Year will
be announced and the state nominees
honored at AASA’s National Conference
on Education in San Diego, California,
Bryce Receives Golden Deeds Award
In November 2019, retired Highland Park ISD Superintendent Cathy Bryce joined a group of distinguished Texans when she received the Golden Deeds Award, considered among the most coveted awards in the field of Texas education.
Cosponsored by Texas A&M University’s Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development and the Texas Association of School
Administrators, the Golden Deeds Award is presented annually to an individual
from any profession who has, through actions and deeds, improved the educational
system in Texas to enrich the lives of all Texas public school students. Recipients are
nominated by a committee of school district superintendents from across Texas.
Bryce began her 33-year education career as a choir and English teacher, eventually serving as a high school assistant principal, middle school principal, director of
curriculum and instruction, and assistant and deputy superintendent on her path to
becoming the superintendent of Weatherford ISD and later Highland Park ISD. In
2000, she was Texas’s nominee for AASA National Superintendent of the Year Award.
“Cathy Bryce exemplified superior leadership in all of her administrative positions,” wrote her nominator. “Her performance in Weatherford and Highland Park
ISDs as superintendent resulted in them becoming better places to work and, more
importantly, better places for students to learn.”
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them that I, too, was from Northeast
El Paso with a middle-class working
family, that they can be successful.”
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To achieve recognition as Texas
Elementary or Secondary Teacher of
the Year, a teacher must first be chosen as a campus and district teacher
of the year, then a regional honoree.
From the group of 40 regional winners, six finalists are chosen and interviewed by an independent panel of
judges composed of representatives
of education associations, community and business leaders, a member
of the State Board for Educator
Certification, a member of the State
Board of Education, and prior Texas
Teachers of the Year.
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