On September 6th, the In-Plant Graphics publication interviewed David Hughes, the manager of Custodial Services & Auxiliary Service for Salem-Keizer Public Schools, on the recent improvements in the production area of the Reprographics Department.
An Upward Spiral
by Nicole Perry
The math isn’t hard. Take six high schools each ordering about 2,000 academic planners at the beginning of the school year, and that’s … a lot of spiral binding. The in-plant at Salem-Kaizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore., was having a hard time keeping up with demand.
“We have about 95 buildings total, district-wide,” explains David Hughes, manager of custodial, property and auxiliary services. “And 20% of our work is for other agencies in the area.”
“The question was,” he continues, “were we going to step up our game, turn jobs away or outsource? We really believe strongly in serving our community from the inside, if we can.” For that reason, Hughes and his team moved to abandon their three-step binding process in favor of a solution that was much faster.
From Inside24J: April 23, 2014
What does it take to educate 40,000 students each day? To answer that question, Lily Gordon and Zoe Habekost, students at South Salem High School, visit a few of the many programs and departments that help our district run smoothly.
In the sixth part of a video series called In A Minute, Lily and Zoe give you an overview of Mail Services. Watch below:
Same day processing continues for most S-K School District mail
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has completed their widely publicized move of mail processing to Portland from Salem.
Mail processing for the District is largely unaffected. The following mail will still be processed the same day as it has been for many years (posted, sorted, and delivered to USPS for same day processing):
- Items placed in your red mail tub and picked up by 24J Delivery Services
- Items dropped off at Mailing Services at 1310 Ferry Street before 4pm
Next day processing for mail dropped off after 4pm.
The change for the District is that previously we were able to hand process items walked into Mail Services between 4pm and 5pm for same day processing with the post office. Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer that option due to new cutoff times for mail at the U.S. Postal Service office.
If you have questions or concerns about mailing timelines, please call 503 399-3003 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.