A combination of new technologies and work processes, which will be rolled out over the next six months, will allow teachers to scan the materials needed for classroom work directly to the school system's print center via advanced multifunction products from Xerox. About 250 networked Xerox LNK_NR_WorkCentrePro advanced MFPs---which print, copy, fax and scan---are being placed across the district's 54 schools. Several high-speed Xerox LNK_NR_DocuTechProductionPublishers already have been installed at the centralized print center.
Once the jobs are printed, they are delivered directly to the schools by 7:30 a.m. the next day. For the first time, the schools will be able to see where their printing costs are coming from and to direct users to the printing method that costs the least. The anticipated savings will allow schools to reallocate their funds in other much-needed areas.
"This solution is about improving print shop workflow and teacher efficiency," said Kirk Langer, director of technology at Lincoln Public Schools. "Our goal was to enable the teachers to get back to the business of creating documents, rather than worrying about how to produce them. It's about teachers having more time to focus on the process of teaching."
In addition to the 250 WorkCentre Pro systems, Lincoln Public Schools has purchased a Xerox LNK_NR_DocuColor250; two LNK_NR_DocuTech6115s that print 115 pages per minute; one LNK_NR_DocuTech6180 that prints 180 ppm; and a Xerox LNK_NR_Nuvera120_DigitalCopierPrinter, which copies, prints and scans up to 120 ppm.
To keep the print infrastructure running smoothly, Lincoln Public Schools tapped Xerox Global Services for its suite of LNK_NR_XGS_OfficeServices device management and reporting software tools. On-site Xerox DocuCare service technicians will use Xerox Office Services to help manage, maintain and support the systems.
"Xerox has melded people, process and technology to create an integrated solution," said Susie Beattie, vice president, Midwest regional office within Xerox's U.S. Solutions Group. "At the end of the day, the ultimate winners are the students, who will benefit from having more quality time with their teachers."
About Lincoln Public Schools
The Lincoln Public School district educates more than 32,100 students in 54 schools. The school system offers a solid academic program with an emphasis on math, science, reading and social studies, but also provides rich opportunities for music, fine arts, athletics, world languages and a broad range of extracurricular activities.