Value of Membership
The collective bargaining power WSIPC members bring to the organization allows for significant cost savings. Individual districts do not have the same economy of scale to negotiate contracts with services, software, and hardware vendors. As a non-profit, WSIPC is able to send those savings directly back to the membership.
Member districts that use WSIPC software services pay an annual per-FTE fee which includes software licensing, support and training. Member districts actively participate in the governance of the Cooperative through representation on the Executive Advisory Committee and other ad-hoc committees.
WSIPC’s membership includes 298 public school districts and nine Educational Service Districts, whose member districts serve approximately 712,000 students in over 1,450 schools throughout the state of Washington.
- 276 districts use the finance/HR product
- 258 districts use the student product
All school districts in Washington, both public and private, have access to the services of the Cooperative. Many districts that do not use WSIPC software services use the purchasing, network and custom services provided by the Cooperative. These optional services are provided on a fee-for-service basis, and again due to the Cooperative’s economies of scale are available with substantial discounts.