MPS Earns Communications Distinctions
Manchester Public Schools received an “award of excellence” for the district’s environmentally friendly ideas and efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
The award was given by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education as part of its annual communications awards program.
Manchester’s conservation efforts were summarized in an article entitled “Saving Trees Through Digital Strategies,” which was posted on the district website in August. The story included examples such as how Manchester High School has saved the equivalent of about 95 trees since the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year -- which is when all students were given Chromebook computers.
The district’s paper use also is dropping because of digital-related efficiencies in virtually every department, from payroll to human resources to attendance tracking.
CABE also gave Manchester “honorable mention” status in two other categories.
In the best website” category, Manchester, West Hartford and Fairfield were named honorable mention, with CREC earning top honors.In the special projects category, Manchester earned honorable mention for the education edition of Better Manchester Magazine, which was published in August. West Hartford and Wallingford were also winners in that category.