“You can always do better, always get more efficient,” said Deputy Superintendent for Operations Scott Martin, who deals with operational issues every day. He noted several big areas the Efficient Operations committee could examine:
- Warehousing: More Just in Time (JIT) inventory and drop shipments sent directly to schools could save money in storage or facility costs.
- Power: Whether you re-lamp a gym with new, efficient fixtures or train staff on better power usage habits, you can start putting money back in the budget for other uses in a short time.
- Transportation: Noting the size of the transportation budget, Deputy Superintendent Martin said, “Small savings are big dollars in that type of a budget.” Routing differently or reducing routes, buying fuel or buses differently – many small moves could have a large impact.
So if you want to work on an area where you have the chance to make a big impact on how resources are allocated to support students, teachers and families in the district, then working on the Efficient Operations goal committee may be for you. Join us. RSVP here for one of the Efficient Operations community meetings February 16 or February 25, 2015. We want you to become a part of the process!