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Sunday, May 28, 2023

EL117 Elements of Purchasing* ONLINE COURSE

Start Date: 5/1/2023 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/28/2023 11:45 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online Course

Organization Name: PASBO

Phone: (717) 540-9551

Please note: Online courses are for the registrant only. If additional staff wish to participate, a separate registration is necessary. For more information on how online courses work, please visit 

Online Course running May 1 - May 28, 2023
Orientation Session - May 1 (12:00 pm)

An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, May 1 at 12:00 Noon.
This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.
To learn about online courses and how they work, see the purple text section at
Effective purchasing – in its totality – is an art. Mastering that art requires command of three concepts: legality, procedure, and making the best deal. This course offers a foundation in each and is a “must” for anyone involved in school procurement activities.

Topics include:
  • The law of Pennsylvania school purchasing
  • Purchasing practice and procedure
  • Construction contracts and bidding
  • Specification writing and bid award

Missy Clark, PCSBS, Assistant Director of Business Services, Donegal SD
Chris Berdnik, PCSBA, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsbury SD

Register by April 1: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After April 1: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
6 CPE Credit = Specialized Knowledge & Applications 
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Transportation Professional (PCSTP)
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Facilities Professional (PCSFP)