Minnesota proposal would require cooperative buying for schools

Jan. 8, 2009
Districts and charter schools would save money by pooling purchasing power

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and some state lawmakers want school districts and charter schools to team up to buy goods and services more cheaply. The proposal would require schools to pool their purchasing power for materials and supplies, technology equipment, food, transportation services and other items. School districts would use vendors from a state-approved list. Many Minnesota school districts already have partnerships to share services.

To read The St. Paul Pioneer Press article, click here.

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