There was a fifth-grade student – we’ll call her Ella – who couldn’t read at more than a Kindergarten level.
Ella found a book in the library she wanted to read, but she couldn’t do it without help. At her school, Ella had access to a technology forward, web-based platform to read the story aloud to her, so he took advantage of it.
And then things began to change.
Ella's reading improved. In fact, Ella asked her teacher if she could take the physical book home because she wanted to read it on her own.
In no time, Ella was reading at the second-grade level.
The reading technology helped Ella gain the courage to give reading a try. Imagine the confidence she gained by learning to do something many of us take for granted.
Would you like to introduce new technology in your district’s classrooms, but the budget won’t allow it?
Perhaps your teachers have asked for tablets to assist their students with reading or math, but the cost is prohibitive. Or gathering student feedback is one of your initiatives but the district doesn’t have the means to do it.
You’ve attempted to generate funding by identifying areas where your district can cut costs, such as reducing operating expenses in your buildings, but those efforts have fallen short.
In this post, we’ll identify five simple, inexpensive ways school districts can save dollars in operational expenses, freeing them up to apply those savings to the one place they prefer – their students.
A number of U.S. schools were built in the 1970s. It’s no surprise, then, that facilities cannot manage the increased energy loads required of them - they weren’t designed for it!
Think about this: on average, lighting, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration account for more than 60 percent of energy use in schools. Imagine the money you could save if you reduced your energy spend just 5 percent.
We’re talking thousands of dollars! That’s money now available to dedicate to student learning.
5 Ways to Save Energy in Schools
In most cases, schools can find ways to trim operational costs in their facilities that don’t require herculean efforts – or spending. Consider these five tips:
As a school leader, you want students to achieve their maximum learning potential. In today’s education climate, that often requires the use of technology.
But technology has a price, and school budgets don’t always allow for the purchase of new technological widgets.
By finding ways to reduce operational costs, however, you can free up money to help increase student performance.
Would you like to identify areas where your district may be able to reduce operational expenses? For more information, please email Jonathon Goering by clicking here or call 316-265-9655.
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