NJSBA understands the budgetary constraints of school districts and is continually looking for ways to help districts do more with less. Over the past several years, NJSBA has developed cost-saving opportunities by creating partnerships and leveraging the size of our membership.

Partnerships include:

ACES – The Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES) is the largest energy-aggregation program in the state. ACES has achieved approximately $50 million in savings for its members over the past two years alone.

ELFNJ – The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey (ELFNJ) advances, encourages and supports public education in New Jersey by providing training and resources to district boards of education, charter school boards of trustees, and other public and nonprofit entities working to improve education in the state.

Nixle Emergency Communications: NJSBA is partnering with Nixle to provide school districts with secure, two-way communications with the community at a significantly reduced cost. Nixle provides alerts to students, faculty and the community via text messages, voice messages and email.

NJEDge – NJSBA has partnered with the New Jersey Research & Education Network, dubbed “NJEDge,” which enables districts to save money on technology through the virtualization of servers and desktops. NJEDge.net is a non-profit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey.

USBAFlex – NJSBA teamed up with other state school boards associations around the nation as United School Boards Associations (USBA) to provide flexible spending accounts for staff in local school districts. As a service to school districts, USBAflex is designed to provide customer service at below-market prices through a program that saves money both for the employee and for the school district.

PaySchools – PaySchools™ makes it possible for all schools to offer parents the convenience of online purchasing without incurring large administration or setup costs. PaySchools™ was created by the Iowa Association of School Boards and is provided in partnership with the National School Boards Association and the New Jersey School Boards Association.