Combs staff serve in community organizations

Combs district staff members not only serve the students and families, but they also serve in leadership roles outside of the school district.

Rebecca Reber, district buyer, was elected and serves as President of The Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools. This consortium comprised currently of over 50 districts and charter schools throughout the greater Phoenix area, allows the members who have signed intergovernmental agreements to share purchasing contracts among its members.

The main goal of GPPCS is to allow school districts to collaborate and share awarded cooperative contracts for common, standardized products and services to the benefit of multiple districts that will save time and money in an effort to stretch budget dollars.

Ms. Reber’s leadership assists in conducting effective monthly meetings, identifying topics and securing presenters, and coordinating efforts with other organizations such as the Arizona Department of Education and the Association of Arizona School Business Officials. Additionally, she oversees membership and the processing of Intergovernmental Agreements.

Shannon Weber, director of support services, serves as the secretary of the Transportation Administrators of Arizona. The TAA organization made up of student transportation leaders who are committed to being leaders in Arizona in supporting and developing programs and professionals who will provide the safest form of school transportation for children.

As secretary, Ms. Weber assists in educating student transportation experts on laws, practices and procedures. She collaborates with state officials and industry experts in an effort to provide training and professional development to those across Arizona.

“I am proud to serve as secretary of this executive board for the fourth consecutive year and I take pride in my 10 years of membership. Through this membership and experience I have become a certified instructor with the National Association for Pupil Transportation allowing me to present certified courses at each conference.” Ms. Weber said.

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