The school board of the Washington, Missouri district recently investing in a new electronic information management systems in its first step toward going paperless. According to The Missourian, the system was implemented in order to reduce paper costs, waste and related labor. The system is specifically designed to eliminate paper used during school board meetings.
With a document management system in place, school board members will be able to utilize their own, personal devices, such as iPads, laptops or even smartphones, for reading meeting notes and relevant information.
"Really it’s long overdue," Lori VanLeer, the school's superintendent, told the news source. "School boards today need to operate efficiently and need information in a timely, consistent fashion."
Paperless systems allow any organization, from a private business to a public school, to reduce costs not only related to printing and distribution of paperwork, but the storage, organization and further use of documents. With a digital system, a business can streamline workflow, and a school can make information more easily accessible to those who need it.
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