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K-12 Schools are Moving to Paperless Report Cards – 3 Reasons Why

Posted by Nina Caliri on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 15:04 PM

Nervous students waiting for the mail to hide their report card from their parents may no longer have that option.

In this digital age, more and more K-12 schools across the country are nixing with tradition and moving to paperless report cards by sending home report cards to parents electronically.

Here are 3 reasons why:

1. Schools are Going Green.
Schools waste enormous amounts of paper. Did you know k-12 schools, on average, use about 250,000 pieces of paper each year? That’s crazy! With each student needing about 4 report cards per year, moving to a paperless report card system is a great way to eliminate excess paper use and reduce the school’s carbon footprint.Automated_Report_Cards-1.jpg

2. It Improves Parent Communication.
With digital access to report cards, progress reports and more, parents stay informed of their child’s progress throughout the school year. Not only is student and parent communication enhanced, but parent-teacher relationships flourish when student information is readily accessible any time.

3. There is a Significant Cost Savings.
With k-12 school budgets getting smaller every year, school administrators are always looking to cut spending. Between paper, printing and postage costs, sending home tens of thousands of report cards isn't cheap. Compounding the issue, not all mailed report cards make it to their destination.

Did You Know? Alert Solutions offers PowerSchool users the ability to send report cards home to parents electronically with its PDF Builder. This school is saving thousands of dollars with it!

Streamlining Report Card Distribution A Best Practice Guide

Topics: environment, school notifications, school announcement, report cards, power announcement, powerschool, education, go green

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