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School Board discusses option of going paperless
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The Warren County Board of Education is considering going green, something that would be good for both the environment and good for the bottom line.
At question is the mountain of paperwork the six members of the School Board and its director are given on a regular basis. That paperwork could be replaced, Director of Schools Bobby Cox explained, by going to a paperless agenda and doing it all by computer.
“It would save print, paper and labor costs,” said School Board member Scott Holmes, who is intrigued by the idea.
School Board member Bill Zechman said the savings could be great, not only for the environment but in savings the school system would realize by simply doing away with the paperwork that fills the table during board meetings.
Cox, who always brings a small computer to the meetings, agrees it would reduce clutter and makes things more efficient. The only issue would be the school system would need to purchase computer notebooks for board members so they could be used to replace the paperwork. Zechman believes the paperless idea would pay for itself in no time.
“I think we might see a savings of somewhere between $6,000 and $10,000 a year by going paperless,” Zechman said. “I think we could buy those devices with the first year of savings.”
Holmes suggested the School Board move ahead with the idea. He said he would like to see the computer devices selected before the next meeting so the board can vote on the paperless idea and move ahead with the green plan.