The Claremont School District decided during its weekly meeting Wednesday night that it will officially turn to paperless report cards come the start of the third quarter this winter.
The move will put Claremont on even territory with both the Newport and Fall Mountain school districts, who already use paperless grading systems. SAU 6 has been utilizing the online educational platform PowerSchool for the past eight years, but hasn’t been using the program’s report card feature.
The district’s director of technology Nathan LaVanway questioned why that was the case during last night’s meeting, saying a switch to the paperless system could save the district about $4,000 a year.
There had been some concern about the amount of homes in the district with internet access, before a connectivity survey found that more than 70-percent of homes could connect.
After a brief discussion, the board agreed via general consensus to stop mailing out report cards and implement the paperless system.