Manalapan Schools are Going Green

The high school and elementary school district are looking to cut down on paper usage.

In an effort to save trees, both the and the have announced that they are going green. The districts will be introducing more environmentally-friendly methods for the 2012-2013 school year in order to cut down on paper usage.

The MERS district is kicking off this initiative by introducing a Parent Portal system to print out students' bus passes. Parents or guardians can access the bus information online with the child's student ID and birth date. Simply input the Student ID and birth date at this website, click submit, and you should be provided with your child's bus information.

Now, you can click on the bus pass symbol on the right side of the printer and the bus pass will display on the screen. Please click on the printer icon on the black bar at the bottom of the screen to print the bus pass.

The high school district is requiring students and their parents or guardians to complete and authorize all of the student forms online this year. The Family Education Privacy Act and Directory Notification of Rights must be read.

The Student-Family Handbook form, Internet/Intranet Use Agreement form, and Media and Information Release form must be reviewed, completed, and authorized by means of the district's Parent Portal system.

Anonymous August 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM
I wish someone can tell me how it's greener if parents are printing them instead of the district. They're still being printed... not so green. I hope that they are using the man hours saved from stuffing envelopes to check the bus drivers' credentials. Just sayin...
Mike August 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Thank you! My wife said the same thing. They're not even saving postage, just passing the computer ink costs.
Anthony Ghibesi August 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Agreed, the township is not greener. The same amount of paper is getting printed. They are just shifting the cost and responsibility to the parents which I am fine with but they should not promote it as a "green" initiative. Just be honest


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