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Del Valle ISD purchasing department honored with Award of Merit

Del Valle ISD purchasing department honored with Award of Merit
Bonnie Gonzalez

Del Valle ISD is proud to be recognized by The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) with a 2022 Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. The Award of Merit was established in 2009 to recognize 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. 

“Congratulations to everyone in the purchasing department,” said Jennifer Hanna, DVISD Chief Financial Officer. “While it’s an honor to win the award, it’s just another example of the dedication our employees put in each day to fulfill the district’s mission of achieving an exemplary education for our students.”

Each year, volunteers with the TASBO Purchasing & Supply Management Research Committee evaluate the award criteria to ensure it represents the latest best practices. They then review new and recertification applications. For 2022, only 58 recipients met the stringent criteria to qualify for the award. 

“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.”

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.