Purchasing

October is German-American Heritage Month!

Families from Germany began settling in Pennsylvania as early as 1683. Some of the more famous immigrants include John Steinbeck, Milton Hershey, and Albert Einstein. These great trailblazers have impacted our nation for the better. The influence of the American language is most notable with words such as "kindergarten" which means "child garden" in German. Kindergarten is a familiar term widely used in school districts across America. Other commonly used German words include noodles, brats, liverwurst, and bagels. Yum!

 

Welcome to the Purchasing Department. The Purchasing Department and Warehouse are committed to supporting the goals and values of the District by:

  • Providing the highest level of professional service to our customers.
  • Obtaining goods and services in the most cost-effective and fiscally responsible manner possible.
  • Keeping the District compliant with all purchasing laws, guidelines, and established policies.
  • Encouraging competition among vendors through competitive bidding and fair negotiation.
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with all vendors.
  • Being ethical in all procurement functions.
  • Continually educating our customers on procurement practices and laws.
  • Being receptive to new ideas and concepts.
  • Providing continuous training to our customers.
  • Listening to our customers and their concerns.