How much does your school really spend on paperwork?
Did you know many schools cannot actually pinpoint exactly how much of their budget is spent on paper, printing and related maintenance? This knowledge gap is often due to the fact that equipment like printers, fax machines, scanners and copiers are paid for from myriad cost centers and different departments. Without a central control, managing print services spending can go undocumented and unmanaged.
It's estimated that the average K-12 schools spends $30,000-$50,000 each year on paper and printing costs. On average, for every $1 spent on printing – including hardware, ink cartridges, toner and other supplies – it costs an additional $9 to maintain and manage the printing environment.
A growing number of school administrators and tech leaders are turning to online tools, like FamilyID online registration, that offer paperless solutions to avoid preventable costs associated with paperwork, streamline operations, and relieve the IT department of service and support responsibilities.
Read on for some interesting facts about the real cost of paper for school administrators or click here to view and/or download a shareable pdf version.