Buyers Guide - Premier Partners

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!

 Kevin MacQuarrie
 (510) 450-1999
Over the last 45 years, WLC has used design to create efficient, sustainable, and beautiful spaces that conform to the most recent trends in building and school planning, including Title 24, NexGen Learning, campus security, and collaborative learning environments. With offices in Rancho Cucamonga, Folsom, and Berkeley, WLC Architects specializes in master planning, architectural design, new construction, modernization, construction support, educational programming, sustainability, DSA closeout, and funding opportunities.
 Darin Ditmar
 (714) 483-1373
For more than 30 years, SchoolsFirst has been administering retirement plans for school employees and providing comprehensive and flexible Third Party Administration Services exclusively to school districts in the state of California. We currently partner with and serve over 300 school districts and County Offices throughout California. We offer and administer 403(b), 457(b), Roth 403(b), 401(a), and 3121 FICA Alternative Plans. SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, Member owned, financial cooperative that has been serving the financial needs of school employees and their families since 1934.
 Heather Simonson
 (619) 616-1556
The California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA) was started in 1993 through the combined efforts of school superintendents and representatives of both the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA). VEBA provides health care benefits for education, municipal and public agency employees that are effective, affordable and of the highest quality and value.
 Derek Morrison
 (559) 431-5600
For more than 30 years, Lozano Smith has been recognized as a preeminent leader serving hundreds of K-12 school districts throughout California. The firm’s unmatched culture continues to foster innovative and tailored legal services in every area of education law, including: charter schools, facilities and business, governance, investigations, labor and employment, litigation, public finance, public safety, special education, student services, technology, and Title IX. Lozano Smith’s eight offices throughout the state provide clients with local and statewide expertise, ultimately giving clients the accessibility they deserve.
 Aja Stickler
 (909) 980-7777
We are the largest independent school supply dealer in California. We sell school and office supplies, furniture (with installs), custodial supplies, technology supplies and much more.
 Sarah Tchechel
 (510) 282-0389
ForeFront Power is paving the way for public agencies to reap the benefits of clean, affordable solar and energy storage. A trusted partner in California for over a decade, we’ve helped schools and colleges save money and meet sustainability goals by taking control over their own energy procurement. Our innovative energy solutions, proven methodology, and trusted affiliates have made us a preferred provider of solar and storage to California’s public sector with over 200 MW of capacity delivered.
 Janet Mueller
 (619) 595-0202
Dannis Woliver Kelley (DWK) is a full-service education law firm focused on serving the legal representation needs of California public school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and other educational organizations. Established in 1976, we were the first California law firm to devote its entire practice to governing boards, public schools and education. With more than 60 attorneys and seven offices across the state, DWK is one of the largest women-owned law firms in the country.
 Janet Cardines
 (657) 217-3260
We help school districts secure, organize and manage permanent records with our records software and paper conversion services. Furthermore, with our edrecords.org software, we can help districts create an online records retention & compliance policy.
 Randy Merritt
 (949) 485-5903
Through sophisticated investment banking services and exceptional client service, we are committed to help build the future of education in California. Backed by the strength of a top national underwriter, we’re a recognized leader in California K-12 education financing. Let us put our experienced local team and deep resources to work for you. RAYMOND JAMES UNDERWRITES THE FOLLOWING FOR CALIFORNIA K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS: • General Obligation Bonds • Certificates of Participation • Refunding Bonds • Tax-Secured Financing • Taxable Bonds
 Bob Manikas
 (630) 955-7666
Forecast5 Analytics provides decision support systems and applications for school business leaders. Forecast5's state-of-the-art analytics technology helps you identify strategic and financial opportunities with highly visual output in the areas of financial performance, compensation, enrollment/demographics and student performance. More than 1,900 school districts across the country use Forecast5 tools to maximize their data insights.

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