Buyers Guide

Better than searching on the Internet. Easier to find than a business card.

Our Buyers Guide is a listing of products and services supplied by CASBO-associated businesses, organized within categories that match our 15 school business disciplines to make it easier than ever to find just what you need. We believe that how well you approach your job on a daily basis depends in part on having the best resources. If you have a budget, this is one resource that has your back!

 Duff Erholtz
 (218) 894-6812
Sourcewell is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government and non-profits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota’s nine service cooperatives, Sourcewell offers training and shared services to its central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with more than 400 awarded suppliers on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.
 Kyle Johnson
 (800) 772-2260
Tyler Technologies integrated student information, financials/HR, student transportation and data analytics software & services help schools function as one, cohesive unit. We offer one-click access to student data in easy-to-use, comprehensive reporting programs that reduce staff hours spent on redundant tasks in multiple systems, with mobile functionality to allow easy access using smartphones and tablets. Choose Tyler for seamless data transfer between departments, creating a more connected district, giving teachers and staff more time, energy and focus on your where you want it, your students.
 Nena Smith
 (925) 454-2900
WAXIE delivers total facility supply solutions for every market sector, from innovative surface sanitation/disinfection to entryway matting and site maintenance solutions. Our market and industry-specific expertise will contribute to your lower operating costs, enhanced public image and reduced chance of infection. We’ll provide you with a custom-fit cleaning solution for your business, and deliver the exceptional results that you have come to expect from WAXIE.
 Kevin Gordon
 (916) 557-9745
California's leading advocates for public education, Capitol Advisors Group has the largest advocacy team in K-12 education. The firm engages its client school districts and county offices of education in every major fiscal and policy issue facing public schools. The team includes the best known experts in school funding, curriculum and instruction, school facilities finance, special education, student well-being, school innovation and business services.
 Michael Rochman
 (925) 609-1140
The School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR), a JPA, aggregates purchasing power for CA public agencies in procurement of solar energy and storage, electricity demand response, LEDs, telecommunications and networking, natural gas commodity supply, electricity commodity supply, and conservation. We aggregate buying power and add our decades of expertise to obtain the best available value for our hundreds of program participants.
 Jim Yale
 (217) 788-5182
Founded in 1945, Horace Mann has a unique understanding of the challenges you face every day — in and outside of your district. We offer several practical solutions to help you and your employees. • No-cost educational Workshops: Student loan solutions Donorschoose.org Financial Success State Retirement System(s) • Recognition programs • Payroll benefits • Retirement solutions • Auto and Home insurance • Life Insurance
 Gina La Bier
 (925) 727-2827
METEOR Education’s team of educational consultants, learning environment designers and industry experts help communities create transformational learning experiences. Through purposeful design we effectively combine methods, tools and environments in a way that empowers teacher-student and student-to-student relationships. The end result is an increase in student engagement, capacity and overall achievement.
 Michael Schell
 (714) 619-4660
MESVision has been providing vision care services to thousands of employer groups and millions of plan members since 1976. With the largest network of vision care providers in California and over 35,000 providers nationally, MESVision provides Real Choice in all provider types from Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians and popular optical chain locations nationwide. We specialize in partnering with school districts of all sizes on an insured and self-funded basis. Our Client Retention rates exceed 96% and we focus on the unique needs of our Districts in servicing the Members of our vision care plans.
 Scott Sheldon
 (707) 639-1000
Terra Realty Advisors, Inc has assisted private owners and public agencies in the development, construction and/or acquisition of land for school sites, airport expansion, outdoor billboard signs, storage facilities, corporation yards. During the past twenty years, we have assisted many public agencies, including Cities, Counties and School Districts throughout California with their strategic real estate needs, including: the development of public service buildings, negotiating and structuring acquisitions, sales and property exchanges, providing asset management solutions for the short and long term needs of our Clients, and interfacing with the development community to originate and implement mutually beneficial results for both.
 Richard Contreras
 (714) 332-5326
KYA is a solutions-driven company specializing in sports fields, athletic courts, resilient surfacing, classroom beautification and sustainable plantscapes supported by project management, design, general contracting and maintenance services.

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