MSBO has partnered with the companies below to provide support an solutions to membership. Click on links at the bottom of the page for more details on specific programs.
Bus Purchase Program: The program saves districts time and money by providing a competitively bid quality base bus with over 300 options. The online platform makes access and use very convenient.
Brightly: Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) is the nation’s number one provider of on-demand operations management solutions designed for the unique needs of schools, colleges, and universities.
Dynamic Budget Projections Software: This easy to use, simple to understand software is offered to school districts to use for financial forecasting.
Hiring Solutions: Hiring Solutions LLC finds qualified candidates for districts seeking applicants and provides candidates seeking new opportunities a confidential search process that keeps their credentials in the loop for the latest postings.
MILAF+: In 1987, MSBO, MASA, and MASB collaborated to form the Michigan Liquid Asset Fund Plus program. Districts that utilize the many banking-related services such as check writing, investment of bond proceeds, online Internet services, and fixed term investing also take advantage of the Fund’s AAAm rating, security, and liquidity.
MISEC: Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative (MISEC) was established in 1997 by MSBO, MASA, MAISA, MCEA, and MASB as a joint venture to allow schools to take full advantage of cost-saving opportunities provided by energy deregulation.
PaySchools: PaySchools is an online payment processing system that provides schools with an easy and efficient method to collect fees and receive electronic payments any school-related fees.
Public Surplus: Michigan school districts have used PublicSurplus to sell surplus and used items. It allows members to reach a national, even international audiences.
Purchasing Cards: The Consortium, similar to a credit card program, but better — allows school districts greater control of their expenses, saves time and money, and allows all districts to participate with the same, low fee structure.
Vector Solutions/SafeSchools: SafeSchools is a partner with MSBO, MASA and MASB and is an online safety training and tracking system designed specifically for school employees.
Wilkes University: Provides bachelors and masters level school finance degrees in an online virtual format. It has partnered with several other state ASBO affiliates to provide access to school finance specific content and degrees.