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To save money in these tough times, some schools across the nation are considering moving to a four-day school week. Others are raising lunch prices or are cutting back on food choices.
Read more here. And share your ideas for cutting costs with us.
-- Julie Sobczyk Mitchell
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- replace all standard software with online versions, then replace/re-image computers as terminals, requiring less spending on software licenses and hardware upgrades
- replace textbooks with the free textbooks developed by groups like MIT OpenCourseware (or internally developed texts)
- listen to (or even offer bounties for) money-saving ideas from staff
It's important for businesses to go through a cycle of "tough times" and emerge leaner and more efficient. My school seems to spend more time wringing hands and complaining than it does streamlining and improving.
July 24, 2008 at 03:21 PM
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