The MISD Purchasing Department is responsible for purchasing supplies, materials, equipment, furniture and services necessary for our schools and offices to function efficiently. The Purchasing Department coordinates all bidding for the district, purchases for new school openings and guarantees legal compliance of district purchases.

Departmental Responsibilities

The Purchasing Department’s various duties include:

  • Approve and Process Purchase Orders
  • Facilitation of Bids
  • Maintenance of Vendor Database
  • Furniture Procurement
  • Train and Assist Campus Secretaries/ Bookkeepers
  • New School and Renovation Purchases
  • Comply with State Purchasing Laws

For questions about—

  • Bids—Contact B.B. Biering
  • Cooperative Purchasing—Contact B.B. Biering
  • Furniture—Contact Joanna Higginbotham or Kelley Overley
  • Purchase Order Revisions—Contact Kelley Overley
  • School Openings and Renovation Projects—Contact B. B. Biering or Joanna Higginbotham


Beverly "B.B." Biering

Director of Purchasing
Email: Beverly "B.B." Biering

Joanna Higginbotham

Purchasing Assistant
Email: Joanna Higginbotham

Kelley Overley

Email: Kelley Overley

Darlene Norsch

Purchasing Clerk
Email: Darlene Norsch