East Penn School District is Going Greener Than Ever
East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger tells the East Penn Board of School Directors that East Penn School District plans to expand its commitment to paperless operations in 2012-2013.
As he held up a copy of the paper 2012-2013 East Penn School District calendar at Monday night’s meeting of the school directors, superintendent Thomas L. Seidenberger delivered a somewhat contradictory message.
“We’re going even greener this year than we were last year,” Seidenberger said, referring to the district’s push last year toward running a paperless operation.
The resurrected paper calendar, Seidenberger cautioned, is a bit different than past calendars – smaller and thinner – but nonetheless, it’s a hard copy school district calendar. The paper calendar was eliminated in the 2011-2012 year through the district’s “Going Green” initiative, he said.
Most important, he said, the calendar is “fully funded,” which is what allowed the district to bring it back this year. The lack of a printed calendar last year met with complaints from East Penn parents.
“East Penn refrigerators can once again be adorned with calendars,” Seidenberger said.
Then Seidenberger returned to the topic of electronic report cards, clarifying a presentation made at the Aug. 14 board meeting in which East Penn Technology Director Michael Mohn talked how parents will be able to print their children’s report cards through the East Penn Home Access system.
“We’ve upgraded our software system to create a better PDF file,” Seidenberger explained. “Parents complained last year that when you went to download the actual report card it didn’t look like a report card, so we worked with the software company and purchased a PDF file maker that will allow people to print what the old report cards looked like.”
East Penn School District will not be printing any report cards this year, Seidenberger emphasized. It’s parents who can print the report cards from home if they choose to.