District Working To Eliminate Paper Waste

Lunch Menus, Flyers Go Electronic This Year
Lunch Line

Backpacks will be a little bit lighter for the 2016-2017 school year as the Mehlville School District increases its efforts to save money by reducing the use of paper and ink.  Lunch menus and information flyers that used to be printed and stuffed in backpacks will now be distributed electronically.

“Printing lunch menus was something that carried over from a time when most homes did not have computers,” explained School Food and Nutrition Services Director Katie Gegg.  “But it no longer makes financial sense to print 40,000 menus a year when the same information is available on each school website and on the District app.”  For families who do not have computer access or a smart phone, the monthly lunch menus will still be sent to their homes.

Printed flyers were also a weekly staple for parents who emptied their student’s backpack.  Those too are going electronic this year.  All flyers, along with the monthly lunch menus, will be uploaded to the Peachjar website and then distributed via email to parents.  “Staff members at our schools were spending a lot of time printing flyers and stuffing them into student backpacks,” said Communications Director John Wolff.  “Eliminating that work means more time can be spent helping students and parents, answering phones and making our schools run more efficiently.” 

Parents can access all school flyers by clicking on the Peachjar logo, which can be found on each school’s website.

 

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