- Posted April 23, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Are your schools all they could be?
When Everyone's Going Digital, Atlanta Public Schools Turn To Print
The above photo displays the dubious fate of a brand new newspaper suddenly being produced (at what cost?) by the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system. It was taken 4-21-09.
This Vol. 1 newspaper product lists a two-page directory of APS administration names in the back - yet not a single e-mail address is included in that contact information.
Yet APS has spent millions of dollars on technology over the last few years - with some of those seeking technology-related contracts now in jail. More on that issue here:
The dubious method of distribution for this new paper product? Kids' backpacks.
Could this be another example of wasteful contracting in the Atlanta Public Schools?
FYI... I put in a call to the (Boston/NY) company contracted (was there a bidding process?) to produce this paper product for APS, and a call to the Communications Dept. for APS. No one has returned my calls as of 4-23-09.