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    For Immediate Release


    Anne H. Gallagher, NJASA Director of Communications, 609-599-2900, ext. 126, agallagher@njasa.net

    Emily Passovoy, EduPortal Marketing Communications Manager, 452-977-2118, Emily@transact.com

    eduportal  NJASA Announces New Initiative for Districts to Save Big by Going Paperless

    Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, is available to comment on how school districts can save big by going paperless with EduPortal® e-Convene service.

    TRENTON, NJ.  August 7, 2012….The New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) today announced an initiative to help school districts in the state reduce non-instructional operating costs by using paperless meeting technology. Citing the need to reduce costs for hundreds of recurring school district meetings including school board, cabinet and department meetings, NJASA announced the new EduPortal® e-Convene online service (www.eduportal.com/njasa), which is now available to NJ school districts for a low subscription cost to its members.

    Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of NJASA said, “Through the use of the new EduPortal® e-Convene service, New Jersey school districts will be able to reduce the time it takes to prepare agendas, eliminate paper meeting packets, and substantially decrease their annual costs to prepare and execute meetings.”

    To kick off the partnership, NJASA is excited to offer a free 60-day trial to its members.  A typical school district using EduPortal e-Convene saves thousands of dollars annually.

    EduPortal e-Convene allows school districts to easily create meeting agendas, distribute paperless meeting packets, record meeting minutes, and share documents for all types of meetings including board meetings, cabinet meetings, departmental meetings, among others.

    The EduPortal e-Convene system allows district administrators to upload, organize and search agendas, meeting minutes, archives, policies and supporting documents in seconds. EduPortal e-Convene is cloud-based and is iPad/tablet compatible.    

    Free 60-day trial subscriptions are available to all NJ school districts by contacting the developer of the service, TransACT Communications, Inc. To sign up for a free trial subscription, school districts should contact Phillip Smith at (425) 977-2120 or go to www.eduportal.com/trial60.     



    About NJASA

    The New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) is an organization of chief education officers and school administrators who lead school districts in New Jersey’s 21 counties. The Association’s mission is to ensure a superior statewide system of education. Through ongoing professional training and education, the Association shares knowledge among its members about best practices from both educational and administrative perspectives. Its goal is to move education forward by ensuring the highest quality of instruction for all New Jersey children. For more information visit www.njasa.net.


    About TransACT

    TransACT serves more than 3,500 K12 school districts and 10 state departments of education with its web-based subscription services. All services build on the company’s web-based software know-how, and focus on customer’s budget-minded needs for efficiency and effectiveness. TransACT is best known for its TransACT® Parent Notices, ActPoint® KPI Performance Management System, and now its EduPortal® e-Convene™ Paperless Board Meetings service. The company was founded in 1994 and is based just north of Seattle, WA.  For more information, go to www.transact.com