Reams of paper are becoming harder to find at an area high school.
That’s because when the teachers or principals at Whiteland Community High School need to send messages or letters home to parents or students they’re no longer printing about 1,700 letters to stuff in as many envelopes. Instead they email the information, send it through Twitter or Facebook or post it on the high school’s website.
Whiteland also started phasing out printed report cards last year, and this year isn’t printing them for parents and students. Instead they can log on to the high school’s online database to see midterm and semester grades.
Clark-Pleasant schools started reducing its paper usage about three years ago, after Indiana announced it was cutting about $300 million in education spending. Since then the high school has been trying to avoid using paper whenever possible, interim principal John Schilawski said.