TASA proudly endorses the following four TASB-related entities: BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative, Lone Star Investment Pool, TASB Energy Cooperative, and TASB Risk Management Fund. We encourage our members to give every consideration to utilizing these programs in their districts. Participation in these programs helps TASA and Texas public schools.
The BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative enables school districts to save money on the products and services they need while streamlining the purchasing process. Members can avoid the time and expense of undertaking a competitive process alone and can find all the products they need in one place, with a wide range of well-known brands.
Lone Star Investment Pool
Distributed by First Public, a subsidiary of TASB, the Lone Star Investment Pool can help school districts find the right blend of principal protection, liquidity, diversification, and returns. Lone Star focuses on preserving the safety of principal while positioning for the highest possible rate of return. The Pool offers three distinct overnight funds and is managed by two separate money managers.
TASB Energy Cooperative™
The TASB Energy Cooperative helps school districts procure electricity and fuel at fixed costs. The program gives participants an easy, cost-effective way to earn a competitive rate for the deregulated portion of their bill and to meet the competitive procurement requirements that now apply to electricity. The Cooperative also offers a fixed-rate transportation fuel program that helps districts budget with certainty and meet state procurement laws.
TASB Risk Management Fund
The TASB Risk Management Fund, a collective self-insurance program (or risk pool), has focused on reducing the cost of operational risks for Texas school districts since 1974. The Fund helps districts with coverage and services in the areas of workers’ compensation, property liability, unemployment compensation, and loss prevention.