Supply vs. Demand – What School Districts Need to Consider as Schools Reopen


More than 50 million students returned to school in the fall of 2020 and faced a new normal in the wake of COVID-19.  The implementation of new routines like health screenings, social distancing, and the daily use of personal protection equipment weighed heavily on school district budgets.  This webinar focuses on how school districts compete with the rest of the country for the same supplies during unprecedented times.  Presenters also examine how the high demand for materials can impact the supply chain, and how schools can upgrade their facilities to protect students and staff.  

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Understand financial implications of the CDC guidelines and the costs associated with outfitting schools, staff, and students with PPE.

Objective 2: Understand current status on delivery of supplies ordered.

Objective 3: Identify how to avoid fraudulent vendors.


Thomas W. Derry, Executive Director, Institute for Supply Management

Mary Filardo, Executive Director, 21 Century School Fund and National Council of School Facilities

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Financial Planning, Budget Planning, and Analysis

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