It’s happening again. At the last PTA meeting in my son’s school, Dr Dreyfus ( the kids call him Dr Doofus and secretly, I applaud them ) informed us that unsold yearbooks from the past years that needed to be ”handled” as he called it. He was being delicate, I’d have said shredded or trashed or dumped.
Yes, the school could save a few school yearbooks, for some unforeseen need, but with the number of unsold books my son’s school had, storing and saving all of them was not an option. Why continue to stack them? And who would take responsibility for all those books?
But saving and storing these books was only one part of the problem. He wasn’t telling us one big fact: the unsold books also represented a loss to the school.
Dr Doofus droned on and on. All the other parents listened politely and nodded as if in sympathy.
To me, the answer was clear. “Why don’t you go with online school yearbooks,” I asked. “I teach at a school where they have gone completely electronic.”
Everyone turned and looked at me.
They don’t know there’s an alternative. But there is, there really is, I told them. It’s SchoolFlicker, the paperless yearbook!
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