Paper Drive keeps ASK money in the classroom, according to Barbour

October 26, 2017



Photo by Kyana Rojas — The staff breakroom is stocked with paper donated by parents during the drive.

By Kyana Rojas

Parents stepped up and donated paper to help restock the paper supply at ASK Academy. This was the first year ASK has held a paper drive, and according to Assistant Manager Daniel Barbour, it was extremely successful.

“It’s a way to get our parent group involved,” he said. “It’s a very direct fundraiser that allows people to see exactly where their donations go,” said Barbour.

Mary Lou Lopez, the school’s front desk receptionist, said the school goes through “about 5,000 copies monthly,” and about two million copies a year. The Administration uses paper for report cards, Next Step Plans, enrollment, and SLATE packets. Paper goes into the classrooms for tests, handouts, various reading assignments, and projects. ASK allows scholars to print colored copies for projects as well. 

AP English manager Nadine Shimada says that she makes roughly one thousand copies weekly. Since there is no library at ASK, managers often have to print out supplemental work from the Internet. 

The school spends around $43 thousand a year on copies, according to Barbour. 

The  parents of ASK scholars donated close to 60 cases of paper during the paper drive. Barbour said this allows ASK to save more money, and allows the school to keep the money in the classrooms.



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