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Hutto ISD Purchasing Department earns prestigious Award of Merit

Austin, TX – Hutto ISD is proud to be recognized by The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) with a 2023 Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. The Award of Merit was established in 2009 to recognize Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Hutto ISD has received the award.

Each year, volunteers with the TASBO Purchasing & Supply Management Research Committee evaluate the award criteria to ensure it represents the latest best practices. They then review new and recertification applications. For 2023, only 71 recipients met the stringent criteria to qualify for the award.  

"Congratulations to the Hutto ISD Purchasing Department for obtaining the TASBO Award of Merit for Purchasing for the sixth consecutive year" said Glenn Graham, Chief Financial Officer. "It is just another example of how the Hutto ISD Financial Services team takes its role of being the custodian of taxpayer monies very seriously".

“As Texas school districts face ever-increasing pressure to use funds efficiently, we’re proud of the work our honorees do to streamline operations, comply with regulations, and set the standard for how to utilize taxpayer dollars,” said Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director. “These organizations have not only demonstrated their professional purchasing operations by documenting their districts’ policies and procedures, but have also shared these best practices with colleagues throughout Texas.”

Members of the district’s purchasing team will be honored at an awards reception sponsored by BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative in San Antonio, Texas, on February 15 during the 2023 TASBO annual conference. 

The Hutto ISD Finance Team led by CFO Glenn Graham: Ruby Villareal, Accountant; Gloria Gibbons, Accounts Payable; Lori Johnson, Payroll Director; Kristin Gardner, Buyer; Antonio Guerra, Capital Projects Accountant; Glenn Graham, CFO; Caleb Steed, Director of Finance; Todd Robison, Director of Purchasing; Vicki Melton, Admin Assistant; Elizabeth Polasek, Payroll Specialist; Jessica Cortez, Payroll Specialist