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Racine Unified Purchasing

The Purchasing Department is committed to the fair, equitable and timely acquisition of goods and services for the Racine Unified School District with integrity, fairness and transparency. Our best practices include using technology and competition to bring maximum value to the District in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. All funding sources for such goods and services are expended within the regulations and guidelines mandated by Federal and State government and the Racine Unified School District Board of Education.

RUSD Purchasing Department Events


Would you like to learn about doing business with RUSD? Register here for the District’s next event: How to do Business with the Racine Unified School District.

When: February 18th, 9 am to 11 am.

Where: RUSD Administrative Service Campus – 3109 Mt. Pleasant Street, Building #2, Hoods Creek Room

Here is what will be covered:

  • Getting Started as a Vendor
  • Procurement Process
  • Approved Purchasing Methods
  • RUSD’s Minority & Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), Disadvantaged and Veteran-owned Business Participation Efforts
  • Federally Funded Purchasing

There is no cost to attend this event

This event will be facilitated by the District’s Executive Director of Employee Relations, Keri Hanstedt; Executive Director of Human Resources, Melissa Abel; Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Janell Decker and Purchasing Supervisor, Diane Knoll. 

The RUSD Purchasing Department has developed processes to make doing business with RUSD as streamlined as possible and will be available for questions after the presentation. 

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Leverich at (262) 631-7112 or