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How to Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Stark County Schools’ Council of Governments (COG) Cooperative Purchasing program, please submit your request in writing to the attention of the Board of Directors, accompanied by a duly adopted resolution of your governing authority requesting inclusion in the Council.

Please submit your request and board resolution to the following:

By US Mail:
Mrs. Lea Packey
Stark County Schools’ Council of Governments
6057 Strip Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720

By Email:
Mrs. Lea Packey

In order for us to best serve you, please also complete the membership information form below, along with your board resolution via US mail or email to the above address.  After receipt of your membership information, we will contact you to set up an initial meeting to discuss your areas of interest in our programs in detail.

In addition to the bids directly provided by the Stark County Schools Council of Governments, we are also a member of the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC). The OCEPC is made up of the 6 Educational Purchasing Cooperatives in the state of Ohio. The members of the OCEPC have joined with 29 other states to increase the purchasing power of member school districts. These 29 states form the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). The AEPA offers national bids and contracts offering the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of over 38 million students.

Sample Board Resolution

Membership Form

AEPA Brochure: March 1, 2024-February 28, 2025

AEPA Vendors

If you need additional information about our cooperative purchasing program, please contact Lea Packey or telephone 330.492.8136, Ext 1468.