Date: FY2014 May/June
The reality is schools are mired in paper records. With everything from faculty records to IEP’s to vendor invoices housed in hundreds of manila folders. When the process of filing paper started decades ago it might not have seemed like a problem. Although, as time has progressed the mountain of documents has only grown and for many districts has become unmanageable.
Each time a file is requested, office workers engage in an almost endless game of “hide-and-seek” in an effort to retrieve the document from cabinets that are housed in dingy, dusty basements or over-stuffed closets. Even worse if a document is misplaced it could take days or even weeks to find it. Continue reading