July 24, 2014

Partnership Services

MABE partners with select companies, providing member districts the services that enable them to operate more efficiently, offer benefits to staff, or generate revenue. MABE Partnership Services contribute to the mission of serving and supporting Maryland boards of education.

For more information, contact Steve James, sjames@mabe.org or Sandi Barry, sbarry@mabe.org. 


BoardDocs was developed specifically for school boards, local governments, and other private and public boards to alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising agenda items and policies. Our unique, state-of-the-art solutions increase transparency in governance, save taxpayers money and have a positive effect on the environment. Visit the BoardDocs website for more information.

BuyBoard® leverages the power of a nationwide network of purchasers to drive down prices of commodities, goods, and services by providing the successful bidder(s) the opportunity for a higher quantity of sales. BuyBoard® was developed to comply with state laws that require government entities to make purchases from an approved list of vendors that participate in a competitive bidding process. School districts that are members of their state school boards association and other public entities, (such as municipalities, counties, colleges and universities) can participate and join.  For more information, see BuyBoard details on NSBA's website.

Capella Tax Network is a unique voluntary benefit that offers employees affordable access to a high quality, credentialed network of Certified Public Accountants for tax preparation, year-round advice, improved “financial wellness”, and promotion of FSA, HSA, and retirement programs. 

HFS provides participating school districts the ability to offer a state of the art flexible spending benefit for their employees. Employees can set aside funds tax free, to pay for uncovered medical and child care expenses. MABE has partnered with HFS to provide the administration services. There are currently 13 school districts that participate in this group purchase.

KPPC: A Keenan Solution – Pharmacy expenses are a major driver of increasing health care costs. Between 2015 and 2020, annual drug expenditures are expected to increase over 40%. The Keenan Pharmacy Purchasing Coalition (KPPC) is an innovative pharmacy program that delivers cost savings and the most advanced prescription management capabilities for your employee benefit offering. KPPC allows you to take advantage of volume discount pricing and the most generous manufacturer rebates, while providing guaranteed improvement in drug cost management without changing your existing plan design.

McCloskey Insurance – School Districts can help students cover the cost of catastrophic injuries occurring in interscholastic sports and other activities, if chosen, by purchasing catastrophic coverage. MABE has partnered with McCloskey Insurance to provide the 19 participating school systems with this coverage which provides for medical and other expenses incurred from catastrophic paralyzing injuries.

Milestone Communications is a community friendly approach to wireless communications. Smartpole wireless towers blend in with the environment, using treepoles, lightpoles, monopoles, and flagpoles, enabling local school systems to share recurring revenues from wireless carriers.

Prudential provides group life insurance benefits, including Basic Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for employees of the participating 11 school districts. Participating school systems determine the level of benefits offered to their employees in the group purchase program. Prudential has dedicated experienced staff that provides the service for the MABE account.