Member Programs & Benefits

Illinois ASBO member programs and benefits have done the hard work for you of finding services to help you within your district! Researched and brought forward with the help of school business officials or industry partners, the goal of each program is to provide a service to schools to help you operate efficiently and effectively. Many of these programs were formed together with other statewide school management associations.

Illinois ASBO-Created Programs

These programs were created by school business officials, for business officials to meet an established need in the industry.

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INVEST WISELY THROUGH ISDLAF+

Co-sponsored by Illinois ASBO, IASA and IASB, the ISDLAF+ Fund offers opportunities for school districts to invest and manage funds.

Fund Administrator
PMA Financial Network, Inc.
(866) 747-4477
 
Fund Investment Advisor
Prudent Man Advisors, Inc.
 
Fund Distributor
PMA Securities, Inc.

For information, visit www.isdlafplus.com or contact: 

Donald E. Weber, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations
(630) 657-6435
dweber@pmanetwork.com

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MANAGE UTILITY COSTS WITH THE ILLINOIS ENERGY CONSORTIUM

Save on utility costs through a joint energy purchasing consortium sponsored by IASB, IASA and Illinois ASBO. Illinois school districts and community colleges have utilized these savings to bring more money into meeting their educational goals.

For information, visit www.illec.org or contact:

Holly Wallace
Sr. Programs Coordinator
(815) 753-9083
hwallace@iasbo.org

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STREAMLINE PURCHASING WITH THE ILLINOIS ASBO P-CARD

Partner with Illinois ASBO, Harris Bank/Mastercard, and other districts throughout the state utilizing this procurement card (p-Card) program. Streamline the purchasing process as you:
  • Reduce (not do away with) the purchase order paperwork.
  • Increase budget control and internal controls.
  • Provide better reporting in terms of who/what/when/how much.
  • Reduce the costs of payments.

For information, visit www.illinois-pcard.com or contact:

Holly Wallace
Sr. Programs Coordinator
(815) 753-9083
hwallace@iasbo.org

Alliance-Created Programs

These programs were created and are run by Alliance association executive directors, with proceeds feeding back into the associations.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY COST SAVINGS:

Future Green

Future Green is a brand new renewable energy program for school districts and their residents. In alignment with Illinois’ Future Jobs Act, the green energy project is designed not only to offer a cost savings by offering energy supply discounts for schools but also the families they serve and the businesses that support them.This is an out-of-the-box program uniquely designed within Illinois law and specifically crafted to help school communities.

Get Future Green program details.

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AFFORDABLE EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS:

Illinois Schools Employee Benefits Consortium (ISEBC)

Co-sponsored by Illinois ASBO, the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), and the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the Illinois Schools Employee Benefits Consortium (ISEBC) includes a proprietary fully insured, comprehensive group health insurance plan that will offer member school districts the opportunity to provide employees health benefits at affordable prices.

Get ISEBC program details.

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AFFORDABLE EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS:

The Metropolitan School Employee Benefits Program (MSEBP) ​

Co-sponsored by Illinois ASBO, the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), and the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), The MSEBP provides comprehensive employee benefits school districts in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.

With Mesirow Financial as the employee benefits broker, the MSEBP offers a customized employee benefits programs specific to IASA, IASB and Illinois ASBO members in this area. 

Get MSEBP program details.

Affinity Programs 

Solicited or brought to Illinois ASBO by outside partners, these programs provide discounts, offers or services to you as an Illinois ASBO member benefit.

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GAIN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE THROUGH FORECAST5

5Sight combines powerful data mining tools and interactive visuals to fast-track discovery and analysis. Key decision makers can use 5Sight to quickly develop financial strategies and action plans.

5Sight Analyze allows users to view, explore, and get behind the details of the data. Our engineering and analytics team has cleansed and optimized the data to enable ultra-fast queries of very large data sets.

For information, visit www.forecast5analytics.com or contact: 

Scott K. Smith
National Sales Director
(630) 657-6400 x6412
ssmith@forecast5analytics.com

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CONNECT TO SAVINGS WITH CALL ONE

Connect with Illinois ASBO and Call One, the nation’s largest wholesaler/reseller servicing 9,000+ clients, to experience superior service and cost savings on their phone bills. Members that team up with Illinois ASBO and Call One can:


  • Switch over existing AT&T local services and apply the new rates with no physical change.
  • Receive the same rate as all other members, no matter the size of the institution.
  • Enjoy consolidated and customized billing, including online billing and records.
  • Consult with Call One to keep up with new technologies and services.

For information, visit www.callone.com or contact:

Bill Mayer
Senior Account Executive
(312) 496-6695
wmayer@callone.com
 
Christine Mayer
Sales Executive
(312) 496-6684
cmayer@callone.com
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FIND COMPETITIVELY BID CONTRACTS THROUGH U.S. COMMUNITIES

llinois ASBO is proud to sponsor the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide.

U.S. Communities provides participants with access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with national suppliers that have committed to providing their best overall public agency pricing.

For more information, visit www.uscommunities.org or contact:

Doug Looney
National Program Manager
(314) 210-8058
dlooney@uscommunities.org