One of the highlights of the June 4 meeting was board members’ agreement to pursue a switch to paperless agendas, which has the possibility of saving thousands of dollars in paper and printing costs, not to mention the time spent preparing information notebooks for each meeting.
The Jones County Board of Education has been paperless for several years. Each BOE member has a computer to use at meetings, and a large screen on the wall displays the agenda for audience members.
One of the important benefits of a paperless system is the ease for updating documents or making corrections. Either may be done with a keystroke rather than having to make new copies and constantly replacing pages in the notebooks.
The first work session was about the purchase of a piece of equipment called an Asphalt Zipper to use in repairing roads. The equipment is used for full depth reclamation of a road, and public works director John Lowe said it could be used to repair a road at a fraction of the cost of removing asphalt and repaving roads.
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