5 Questions to Evaluate Your District’s Inventory Management Capabilities

By Anna Maxin Transferring, assigning, auditing and budgeting for instructional initiatives is a district-wide, all building, all department challenge.  Think of a typical school day. Assets are moving from room to room, person to person, and even building to building – How do school and department inventory spreadsheets and district financial asset systems keep up? Districts across the country are… Read More

Three Reasons Why Library Style Inventory Control Doesn’t Work for Textbooks

By Anna Maxin Providing the best possible learning environment for students is the primary objective of the 21st century classroom.  To accomplish this, schools must increase the effectiveness of every dollar spent on providing this educational experience.  Unfortunately, not all textbook inventory systems align with this goal and can unnecessarily increase the workload and cost for schools and districts. An efficient textbook… Read More

The Key to Effective Textbook Management? Clear Policies and Procedures

By Anna Maxin When it comes to managing instructional materials, it takes a team of people to keep everything running smoothly - especially with the many tasks this staff is responsible for. School districts are actively seeking opportunities to simplify processes, improve communication, and increase the accuracy of information used for decision making; all while being budget minded.  Furthermore, school systems… Read More

Can Better Building Level Asset Management Solve Your Problems?

By Anna Maxin Effectively managing assets critical to instructional and administrative operations is a growing challenge in K-12 schools districts since so many of these assets are no longer “fixed”. Tracking and auditing assets is particularly challenging because of the rapid adoption of technology in the classroom, limited personnel resources, and the short life-cycles of many IT assets. Luckily, a modern… Read More