Every penny or postage stamp counts in Baltimore County
I got a letter, yes a snail mail letter, recently from a parent in Baltimore County, who is suggesting a way for the school system to save money. She has three children in the same elementary school. She said she received three separate letters mailed to her house on the week of May 16th from the school system - one for each child. Each letter contained a form letter for her to fill out in order to update current contact information. Apparently, the letters were sent out around the school system, because a relative of hers with children in the southwest area received the same letters.
She thinks this was a waste of paper and stamps. If the parents of every child were sent letters, she calculates the school system spent $45,900 or more on postage, about the salary of a beginnning teacher. And wouldn't there be a faster better way to get the same informaiton updated? Perhaps the letter could have come home with the mailing of the fourth quarter report cards, she wrote.
At a time when the school system cutting teaching positions, course offerings and activities, she wants to know why someone isn't watching the postage stamps.