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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 28, 2014

District invests in cost-saving systems

By VICKI TILLIS, Ledger news editor | Dec 14, 2010

The Fairfield Community School District Board of Directors approved purchasing a badge-printing system that could help make school buildings safer and save the district money.

By purchasing the badge-printing system from Midwest Automated Time Systems at a cost of $11,246.45, the district will be able to make its own employee badges with embedded electronic coding.

Superintendent Don Achelpohl explained the badges will have multipurpose functions. A badge will be an employee’s identification, a key to get into a building and a swipe card for clocking in and out for the payroll timekeeping.

Achelpohl said software for the system can allow access to multiple buildings if an employee has a need to enter more than one. It will keep a record of who has entered which building, and it also has the capability of denying access for certain cards.

The system is being used at Libertyville Elementary School, and will be ready for use in a few weeks at Fairfield Middle School.

Achelpohl said the system will save the district money by not having to replace lost keys or change locks.

The board also approved purchasing InfoTronics Attendance Enterprise Software and time clock terminals for each building from MidWest Automated Time Systems. The software, terminals, programming, installation and service agreements total $30,370.

For the complete article, see the Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.

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