The Evergreen Park School District 124 Board of Education traded in thick board packets for Chromebooks at its Oct. 18 meeting – a trend that will continue for the foreseeable future.
In an effort to protect the environment and save the District money, the School Board made the decision to forego the paper packets, which are generally 75 or more pages, and instead review digital copies of the material. The board members are emailed copies of the packet prior to each meeting.
“Getting our monthly board packet online was a great idea, suggested by Superintendent Dr. Robert Machak,” Leonard said. “The Board is always looking for ways to help contribute to our environment, and being more eco-friendly and saving valuable resources using less paper is certainly one way we can contribute to this important cause. We will continue to be able receive the majority of our information online and help move our district forward with conserving our natural resources.”
The seven-member board will likely save more than 500 pieces of paper, and printing costs, each time they meet. Board members can still request to receive any portion of the packet on paper if he or she feels it is necessary for closer inspection.