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Unconventional Solutions for Pathogen Reduction in Schools

October 8, 2021 / by MeTEOR Education posted in Furniture, K-12 Education

With the wealth of information on air purifying and disinfecting available for school safety and sanitation today, many administrators are looking for guidance on best practices to utilize in and out of the classroom.

By leveraging cooperative purchasing, participants of OMNIA Partners can benefit from our cooperative contract with MeTEOR Education to ensure their schools are operating at maximum safety for students and faculty alike. 

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Results You Can See: Understanding Residual Sanitization and Disinfection

September 30, 2021 / by Kimberly-Clark Professional posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

In any facility, infection prevention begins and ends with the reduction or elimination of human exposure to harmful germs. Effective surface hygiene is critical to helping achieve this goal. To ensure proper surface sanitization and disinfection, Kimberly-Clark Professional shares valuable information to help participants of OMNIA Partners understand the different methods, effectiveness, and factors that can impact performance. 

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Shedding Light on Childhood PTSD and It's Long Term Effects

September 27, 2021 / by ALC Schools posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

ALC Schools sits down with Dr. Daniel Hoover, Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, to discuss the dispelling misconceptions about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and educating us on its significance in those who suffer from it specifically.

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Strengthen Your Cyber Security Solutions Through Cooperative Purchasing

September 24, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Information Technology

With remote network access, cloud applications, mobile devices and plentiful online opportunities in today’s digital workplace and classroom, your risk of cyber crime exposure increases. IT industry insiders report that there are 30,000 websites being hacked each day across the world, and several organizations' online systems are breached up to five times throughout the year.

Procurement teams can leverage cooperative purchasing to get ahead of these cyber criminals and incorporate powerful protective solutions for the IT infrastructure within your school system, organization, or agency.

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6 Key Learnings For Digitization Done Right

September 13, 2021 / by Iron Mountain posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Higher Education, Information Technology

The pandemic has changed the way we talk about the “digital workplace”. As organizations look to a more modernized environment, it is often difficult to navigate the complexities of a hybrid physical and digital world. Gain insight to what our supplier partner, Iron Mountain, has learn about the digital transformation process along the way.  

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School Ventilation Must Knows: How to Help Improve Air Quality

September 9, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, K-12 Education

With students and staff back in the classroom for in-person learning, an administrator's priority is to ensure that each child and teacher is protected from COVID-19 and other health risks.

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How AI Drone Roofing Assessments Save Time, Money, and Mitigate Risk

September 8, 2021 / by National Roofing Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

National Roofing Partners (NRP) provides participants of OMNIA Partners with a centralized database that features inventory and deficiency reports, giving school facility managers the ability to prioritize and group maintenance projects. The result? Streamlined processes--from reactive emergency repairs to proactive strategies--without sacrificing time, budget, or risk.

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How to Optimize the Acoustics in Your Space

September 7, 2021 / by Milliken posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Furniture, K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Higher Education

Loud spaces can negatively impact concentration, memory, productivity, comprehension, and lower morale. Long-term exposure to noise can even increase heart rates and quicken breathing, leading to higher levels of stress hormones. In educational environments, common ambient noise levels decrease intelligibility significantly — in some cases by as much as half. Continue reading to discover the positive impact a quiet environment can have on your organization and a few steps to help optimize the acoustics in your space.

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Getting Real About the Digital Workplace

September 2, 2021 / by Iron Mountain posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Higher Education, Information Technology

The words “digital workplace” mean something different today than they did a year or two ago.

We’ve all learned a lot this past year about what’s really essential when it comes to getting work done, whether that’s meeting the needs of customers or virtually connecting with co-workers. So, it’s safe to say our digital workplace initiatives are much more reality-driven.

Long after the pandemic, we’ll still be processing what we’ve learned. We’re not simply picking up the pieces and going back to “business as usual.” We’re going back to a different workplace. Learn how your organization can ensure digitization done right (now available through OMNIA Partners' cooperative contract with Iron Mountain). 

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What You Need To Know About TNC vs. Student Transportation Management

June 30, 2021 / by ALC Schools posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Alternative student transportation can be complex. Here's what you need to know to empower your organization's transportation needs. ALC Schools clarifies some confusion about two student transportation models for those who fall outside the general population: student transportation management and TNC (transportation network company). 

While both models allow for flexibility, scalability, and cost cutting, there are other, less obvious, things you should know when deciding which model is best for your district. A key differentiating factor between the student transportation management and TNC models is the safety standard each is subject to when transporting students.
 
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