For Immediate Release
More than $1.3 million in rebate dollars presented
Mechanicsburg, PA, August 7, 2018 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), along with three other affiliated organizations, is a proud sponsor of EasyProcure, LLC, a multi-state program, which offers participating schools a way to purchase goods and services, while reducing administrative resources and earning cash that will help supplement funding. http://www.easyprocure.org/qanda.asp
According to the 2018 State of Education Report, 79.2 percent of chief school administrators surveyed, cited budget pressures and lack of funding as, by far, their greatest existing challenge. Out of the same group of respondents, 82.8 percent also felt it would be their biggest challenge to face in the future. https://www.psba.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-StateofEducation.pdf
At a time when education funding is short, and school administrators are faced with ongoing and extreme budget pressures, PSBA is pleased to highlight a funding success. Easy Procure closed a record-breaking year on May 31, 2018, with royalties from the program topping $1.8 million. These royalties will translate into increased rebate dollars for participating schools. 230 Pennsylvania schools and agencies participating in the EasyProcure program will receive rebate checks totaling over $1.3 million. This equates to substantial dollar amounts, much-needed for other programs, flowing back into school budgets. Outstanding outcomes for Pennsylvania participants include checks for more than $100,000 received by three different participants, another three will receive more than $50,000 each, and eight more will see rebate checks of more than $25,000.
“Virtually every public education institution, including school districts, intermediate units and career and technical centers in Pennsylvania has funds on deposit with the Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund (PSDLAF). These funds can be used to pay district expenses through EasyProcure, and that means rebate dollars back. EasyProcure users can always find something to do with extra money.”
– Mark B. Miller, School Director, Centennial School District, PSBA Member
EasyProcure Board of Managers
PSBA is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards, pledged to the highest ideals of local lay leadership for the public schools of the commonwealth. Founded in 1895, PSBA was the first school boards association established in the United States.
Annette Gray, Director of Communications