In Memory of Pete Paul


Past Board Member Pete Paul passed away this past February. Pictured here with his wife of 64 years, Betty Paul, from the 1996 TASBO Annual Conference.

The TASBO family was saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Paul this past February. He was board member from 1995-1998 and leader in school purchasing. From his obituary...

"At the conclusion of 20 successful years as a band director, Pete transitioned into a school administration role as Director of Purchasing in Cy-Fair ISD. The school district was expanding rapidly and built many schools and facilities needing outfitting and furnishing. Pete developed systems of standardized purchasing practices to facilitate efficient acquisitions and to accommodate the rapid growth at Cy-Fair ISD. Early in his purchasing career, Pete earned the designation of Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and was acknowledged for completing the four required exams in a record months’ time. He was also known for his proficient knowledge of the school business, always glad to mentor aspiring school business professionals and to prepare candidates for their CPM designation exams by teaching at the LBJ School of Communications. He retired from his public-school career at Spring Branch ISD in Houston as Executive Director of Purchasing.

Upon retirement, Pete contributed in founding the Cooperative Purchasing Network of Texas, enabling school districts to take advantage of governmental contracting that resulted in considerable savings of funding for public schools. During the time spent in the purchasing arena, Pete held membership in the Texas Association of School Business Officials TASBO and served as a Director for many years. Also during retirement, Pete established Cypress Creek Consulting Services to assist public school districts with best practices for school business management, especially in the area of purchasing and procurement."

TASBO will make a donation to the TASBO Foundation in his memory. In lieu of floral tributes, please consider making a donation to St Luke’s Episcopal Church or to the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation’s “Excellence in Education Grants” to support Teacher Grants or to the organization of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Paul family.

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