MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 11, 2009 – School districts across the country, including two of the largest in the country, continue to embrace Follett Software Company’s Destiny Textbook Manager for the cost savings and improved accountability for textbook resources that are achievable through improved textbook management.
District and schools are seeking to stretch their textbook dollars – typically due to budget cutbacks and the need to lengthen the adoption period for existing textbooks, according to David Zasada, program director, Follett Software Company. Many districts, he continued, are concerned with putting processes and tools in place to ensure new textbooks last for as long as possible.
Destiny Textbook Manager is now in more than 11,000 schools (800 districts) nationwide. The following is a list of districts that have recently adopted the product or significantly expanded its use of the product with additional licenses:
· San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), San Diego, Calif. — SDUSD is using Textbook Manager in 187 of its sites. With 134,752 students, it is the eighth largest urban district in the country and the second largest school district in the state of California, where the management of textbooks is destined to become even more crucial as a provision in the state’s new budget agreement would suspend the adoption of textbooks for five years. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
· Broward County Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — 27 sites. With 255,738 students in 286 schools, it is the country’s sixth largest public school system.
· Issaquah School District #411, Issaquah, Wash. — 24 sites. District profile: 15,624 students in 24 schools. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
· Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton, Va. — 17 sites. District profile: 11,269 students in 20 schools.
· Falcon School District 49, Falcon, Colo. — 17 sites. District profile: 13,616 students in 20 schools. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
· Henry County Public Schools, Collinsville, Va. — 16 sites. District profile: 7,192 students in 15 schools. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
Zasada said among the key attributes of Destiny Textbook Manager are capabilities to help school districts to:
· Eliminate over-ordering and stockpiling of books.
· Effectively monitor and track textbook transfers across multiple locations.
· Ensure that students have the right textbooks when they need them.
· Improve their ability to collect fines for lost and damaged materials.
For more information on Destiny Textbook Manager and other Follett Software Company resource management solutions, visit http://www.FollettSoftware.com.
Follett Software Company is the partner that over half of America’s school districts trust to help them manage everything from library resources and school assets to information for data-driven decision making. Follett Software Company helps districts of all sizes track and use information and resources more efficiently so their dollars are best leveraged to help each and every student. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation – a $2.37 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.
About Destiny Textbook Manager
Destiny Textbook Manager is the market leading browser-based solution that helps K-12 schools and districts to manage expensive and vital textbook resources across the multiple locations of a district.
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Doug Thompson | Thompson Drake Public Relations