The Idaho School Boards Association advocates for Idaho students and public education with leadership and service for local school boards.

Championing Education Since 1942

Partners & Affiliates

 

ISBA’s Business Partners and Affiliates have provided unwavering support for public education and Idaho school boards through their partnership with ISBA. We encourage you to consider these companies for your schools’ needs. Please click on the partner and affiliate company names for more information.

Our Partners

In becoming a business partner of ISBA, your organization will demonstrate support for public education to local school leaders across the state. Your organization will gain insight into the latest developments in education while providing direct networking opportunities with school leaders.

Moreton & Company – Providing school property and liability insurance as well as risk management services to member districts through the ISBA endorsed insurance plan.

Blue Cross of Idaho – Our philosophy remains much as it was when we began in 1945: To help our members have the access they need to quality healthcare services while providing them financial peace of mind.

Zions Public Finance, Inc. – Zions Public Finance is a leading municipal advisor to Idaho school districts. Having worked in Idaho since 1994, Zions has helped to finance hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds for both large and small districts throughout the state. Throughout the financing process, Zions maintains a fiduciary duty to its advisory clients, providing recommendations made in the best interests of each district..

Hummel Architects – Hummel Architects is a general practice architectural firm whose history touches nearly every Idaho community. Over the decades, Hummel has built a solid reputation on the design of educational, institutional, civic, industrial, government, etc. structures.

Piper Sandler – Piper Sandler is a broker-dealer with a Boise office that specializes in Idaho school bonds. Piper Sandler’s Idaho based bankers have completed over 70 financings totaling $1.55 billion for Idaho school districts in the past 10 years. Piper Sandler offers financial expertise and transactional experience, as well as client services with tailored solutions.

Pivot North Architecture – Based in Boise, Idaho, Pivot North Architecture specializes in K-12 education master planning, bond support, existing facility assessment, new projects, and future learning models. Their dedicated and talented staff has experience at the elementary, middle, and high school level. They have a passion for making their clients successful and strive to find creative solutions to any challenge. Call them today to see how they can help!

erstad ARCHITECTS – Located in Boise, Idaho, erstad ARCHITECTS brings to every project a thorough knowledge of and attention to the myriad issues surrounding it – from climate to building codes, zoning issues to budgetary concerns – so you don’t have to.

Allied Business Solutions – Allied provides managed IT services for businesses. We sell and service copiers, printers, and mailing equipment. We also help all types of companies automate paper processes with document management software.

Harris CPAs – Harris’ dedicated team of government-focused CPAs brings expertise based on years of experience serving the education industry. We provide financial and compliance audit services and a full range of reporting and advisory assistance to schools throughout Idaho.

Quest CPAs – Quest CPAs is Idaho’s largest school audit firm serving clients throughout the entire state.  They specialize in providing timely, top quality audits by using experienced CPAs that are experts in school finance.

CORE Construction – At CORE Construction, our foundation is built on trust. Every project begins with team members who have unwavering trust in one another, allowing CORE to operate as a unified group. Together, every CORE team member works collaboratively to deliver construction services that meet the needs of our clients and the needs of the communities we are privileged to serve.

Salty – Salty drives immediate and significant savings on life and disability plans for districts and their employees. We accomplish this through exclusive carrier agreements, best in class technology tools and a unique premium redistribution plan on voluntary benefits.

Frontline Education – Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education.

The Idaho Forest Products Commission (IFPC) & The Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho (ALC)  – The Idaho Forest Products Commission (IFPC) supports balanced, responsible management of Idaho’s economically vital public and private forests through information and education programs. The Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho (ALC) is a non-profit trade association with over 450 member businesses. Our businesses are located in the forested rural communities of Idaho and offer good paying jobs to thousands of people.

Northwest Building Systems – Northwest Building Systems is a design build manufacture of modular buildings since 1983 in Boise, Idaho.  NWBS has built educational buildings through-out Idaho and 6 other states both relocatable and permanent structures.  We adhere to all code compliance and employ licensed trades.

Our Affiliates

Simbli – Cut the clutter. Stay on strategy. Communicate in real time. Get more done. ISBA has partnered with the makers of Simbli, an eBOARDsolutions governance management tool, to offer members a 10 percent discount on part or all of this integrated suite of cloud-based tools. The Meetings, Planning, Policies, Evaluations, Communications, and Documents modules reinforce effective governance and continuous improvement and align the work of the school board and system. This integrated suite of cloud-based tools reinforce effective governance and continuous improvement and align the work of the school board and system. 

BoardBook – This web-based software application streamlines the preparation, distribution and publishing of agendas packets, and builds a searchable archive of meeting packets and approved minutes. Save on costs for printing and copying, and reduce staff time required for preparation and distribution of agenda and supporting documents.

BoardDocs – BoardDocs’ paperless agenda services offer school boards turn-key electronic solutions for processing virtually any type of governance document, including agenda items, supporting documents, policies, procedures, and more.

BuyBoard – Buyboard is an online purchasing cooperative designed to streamline the purchasing process and help its members make confident buying decisions. By combining purchasing power, members are able to leverage better pricing from vendors you already use.

Moreton & Company – Providing school property and liability insurance as well as risk management services to member districts through the ISBA endorsed insurance plan.

Arthur J. Gallagher – Gallagher offers health and welfare services, as well as postretirement benefit services under GASB 74 and GASB 75 standards. (Formerly GASB 43/45). We are pleased to offer competitive prices, client excellence and a seamless audit process.

Athlos Education – Is an Idaho-based education technology provider supporting special education departments around the country in their efforts to efficiently document IEP services and progress in order to ensure compliance and successfully meet each student’s IEP. To assist schools in these efforts, Athlos designed a unique tracking software application: the Athlos Special Education Logs app.

GPS – GPS’ Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI™️) technology safely cleans indoor air by producing a high concentration of positive and negative ions, delivering them to the space via the ventilation system. NPBI™️ is a proven technology to fight pathogens and limit the spread of viruses, affordably fitting into any existing HVAC system.