Lindbergh saves $20,000 by using P-Card

Over the past two years, Lindbergh Schools has saved more than $20,000 in taxpayer dollars by making purchases through a procurement card, or P-Card, that provides a cash-back rebate to the district.

At a Board of Education meeting earlier this month, Carter Ward, executive director of the Missouri School Boards’ Association, presented the district with a rebate check for $14,746, reflecting significant savings in 2009-10.

That is in addition to roughly $5,777 saved in 2008-2009.

Besides cash rebates, the P-Card helps school districts save money by improving controls over spending.

Districts can restrict purchases to only certain product categories and implement spending limits for each cardholder.

“Lindbergh Schools is commended for taking advantage of the P-Card program to save money on school district purchases so that more resources can be spent in the classroom,” Ward stated in Lindbergh news release.

Chief Financial Officer Pat Lanane stated in the release that the recent savings is yet another example of Lindbergh’s commitment to good financial stewardship.