Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on December 12, 2012 @ 3:00PM
Created on December 11, 2012 @ 10:53PM
The Harrison County Board of Education has gotten back almost $34,000 in rebates in just three months.
The maintenance department, along with accounts payable, have switched from using credit cards to using purchasing cards. Now they're only buying from companies that won't charge a fee, and they're getting a certain percentage back.
Board members said they're always looking into ways to save money and this is just one. Student counselors may also start using them in their "Children's Apparel Program", where they buy clothes for kids who can't afford them.
"They're real excited because I think anytime the opportunity presents itself for us to see a savings, the board is all over that. So, we're trying to do our best to see what we can do by using the purchasing cards," said Sharon Haddix, treasurer.
The board was expected to hear from representatives of Bridgeport, as well as those with Home Rule, regarding improvements at Bridgeport's High School. That's been pushed back to future meetings.
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