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  1. lucybelle

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    How does your school handle copies?

    My current school has turned making copies into such a freaking hassle I can barely stand it. At the school there is only 1 copy machine and 1 guy who operates it. In order to get anything copied you have to give what you want copied to a superior who will go to get it copied for you. Right now we don't have science books so I went to get some pages copied for the kids and they won't let me do it. Of course the lady I'm supposed to give them to is busy. :|
     
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    We can use the copy machine whenever we want. We have a password so they can see how many copies each teacher makes. If $$$ gets tight and too many copies are being made according to the P, we are then put on limits on how many copies we can make.

    I can see why you don't like your system. I wouldn't like it either. I am not sure if there is much you can do about it, unless you think you can get the P to change his/her mind.
     
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    One of our aides used to do copies but the turn around time varied...teachers weren't allowed to make more than ingle copes on a small machine. We brought our questions regarding PTO volunteers were using the big copier for their flyers but that teachers weren't allowed to our administration. Now we can all make copes.
     
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    We can all make copies. We can send them directly from our computer if we want. We can also go down and make copies with our password. There's no limit.
     
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    Same. Before I worked at my school, they had to submit their copy orders to a central copy office and wait to get them back.
     
  7. Mathemagician

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    We have 7 or 8 copiers in our HS, and no passwords or anything so we can make as much as we need. We also have a secretary who handles copies as her full job so if we have very large jobs, we can leave it with her.
     
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    We have one big machine without a code that's supposed to be used for really big jobs (like copying for a whole grade level instead of just one class), but most people use it whenever they want.

    Each teacher is also assigned to a smaller machine. We have a code for that machine, but no limit for black and white copies. We have a set number of color copies on that machine also- I think it's 500.
     
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    I've seen this done in different ways. Luckily, where I work, anyone can just go down and make copies. As an aide who runs copies for several teachers all the time, this makes things a LOT easier for me! It'd be a nightmare to keep track of all the various limits. The same applies to lamination.
     
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    We have one copier for the entire staff. We all have codes and the amount of our copies are monitored. Our machine breaks down about 1x /week which is infuriating!!!
     
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    We can copy whatever we want but we have to type a code in. People who are using "too many" get "spoken too." If we want something in color, we have to submit it to admin and if they decide we need it, they'll print it in color for us. I've heard it's not worth it and haven't even tried. We have a "print shop" that will do bigger jobs for us and we can send things that we know we use (tests, etc.) there about 6 weeks in advance. One of my grade level teammates sends our reading tests and weekly homework (we have a reading test once a week). We used to send more but everything has to be approved by admin and we got accused of sending too much.
     
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    Our school/district goes crazy about copies also and they try to put as many roadblocks in our path as possible.

    Usually once a year, they pull the "No paper left" for the copier or budget to buy paper routine for one, two, or three weeks. After a period of time of us telling the kids outright that we're unable to give them outlines, reviews, or supplemental reading material, a few parents call to complain and then paper magically appears again and the administrators shut up about the copies.


    ;)
     
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    Would the problem be solved if you turned in your copy requests earlier, like a week before you need them?

    Why wouldn't they copy the science pages you wanted? Was it a copyright issue?
     
  14. lucybelle

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    I did turn them in a week ago. They haven't done them yet. Today I had to teach biology without all the things I needed for the class I planned. For the books I was told they would be in today, and of course they weren't.

    I think the purpose of the getting a supervisor to "authorize" copies is to cut down on the amount of copies teachers make.
     
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    I am blessed and I know it. We have 3 copiers, can use them whenever we want, and I have a very fair amount. I think it's 15,000 for the year. I hardly ever have to make a copy for Math unless it's an assessment or something a little different than what the district supplies for us. My first 2 years teaching we had to give our copies to a TA at least 24 hrs in advance and we were very limited. It was awful, I DO feel your pain.
     
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    We make our own copies.

    Where I attended school (and a neighboring district I student taught in) had copy rooms in a particular building. You sent it out.
     
  17. TeachingHistory

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    We have one copier for the building we can use whenever we want. This is the first year we don't have codes and limits. However, they have a tendency to lock the copy room when the last bus leaves (that's when our day is over) so staying after school to make copies for the week doesn't always work out. I figured that out the hard way.
     
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    It's a nightmare. We have 1 copier for a k-8 school . We do our own copying. Many teachers come in on Saturday (if the building is open) We have to buy our own paper, I got $250 dollars at the beginning of the year.

    I am lucky as I have my own printer through my sped department. They supply the ink for the printer. I often find work online and print it out in my room to avoid the copy room.
     
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    We have several copy centers on campus. We can copy whenever we want. Thankfully we don't have to get it looked at and improved before copying like at my old school. We do have to use our ID, but that's so they can keep tabs on how many copies are being made. It's a very simple and easy process for which I am very thankful.
     
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    We make our own copies and copy whatever/whenever we want.

    If we're making huge packets (for example, each year we make packets with CST Release Questions) we send those off to the district Print Shop. It takes about two weeks to get our order in, though, so we have to plan ahead.
     
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    Almost the same...we don't have a password.
     
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    We can copy whatever we want, whenever we want. We can send things directly from our computers or go down to the work room and copy. No passwords, no monitoring.
     
  23. lucybelle

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    I'm surprised how many schools do no limit copies! Where I taught in the USA we had a code and a number of copies per semester. It was like 2000 per semester or something. Everyone would try to steal each other's numbers to get extra copies. It was crazy.
     
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    This is one thing I love about my little school -- no copy limits! I also love the fact that the teacher's lounge, with the copier, is directly across my room.
     
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    Yikes, that does sound like a hassle. Our system seems downright liberal compared to some of these, what with the passwords and all. Our copiers are open to the staff, although you have to bring your own paper from your classroom. Teachers can also make copy requests and the paras (me included) make the copies once a week on early release days. We rotate so I am only on copy duty about once a month.
     
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    We can make as many as we want... If you can get a machine and if you have paper.

    We also have a lady who'll do the copies for you... But she has a tendency to mess them up.
     
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    We have 3 copiers in our building, and we make our own copies. We are not limited, nor do we have to put in a code.
    My district does not buy workbooks, so many things need to be copied, especially from Reading Street. Guess that is why they didn't put a limit, or make us use a code.
     
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    This exactly. But it will change next year.
     
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    We have to scan our school ID in order to access the two copiers in the building, however, we are strongly encouraged to send everything out in advance to district office. The only problem with this is that you might not always know every single thing you'll need 3+ days in advance, or you might stumble upon something you want to use without having time to give notice.

    The two copiers in the building are TERRIBLE and always breaking. TAs and teachers are both allowed a certain number of copies a month on the copiers in the building. If you go over, you can't get more.
     
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    We order copies through aides, but 15 copies or less can be done by anyone. :) So I never have to order usually. YAY, SPED!
     
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    Um, you are required to make your own copies unless you have volunteer parents willing to do it for you. We are given a supply of paper. When that runs out you either go without or buy your own paper.
     
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    We used to have duplication services, but now we are on our own. They installed four large copiers in the building to handle the copying and printing. It usually work okay, but I do miss the old system, and I do feel that it takes time away from teaching planning and prep. We can do as much copying as is necessary - good since my runs are almost 200 copies at a crack!
     
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    We can all print to the large copy machine from our classroom computers with unlimited access to both that machine down in the office as well as a smaller machine down there as well. We go through about 10 cases of paper every two weeks.

    Most of us also have printers on our desks...I just got a new printer installed last week. School pays for all the ink.
     
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    We have two copiers and do our own copying. We can copy as much as we want until the supply of paper for the year is gone. We also have a copy service for bigger jobs.
     
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    We have one copy machine in the faculty room and one out of the way one I'm not sure we should be using but people use it when the other one is broken! We can make as many copies as we want. I tend to get to school early so I usually don't have a problem with the long lines. We really should get another copier.
     
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    We can make copies and send from computer on our own. We have a copier upstairs and one downstairs. Each teacher gets 6000 copies a 9 week grading period. But, if you need more to an extent the technology lab 'guru' will add more to your quota. We are given a code to keep track of our copy numbers
     
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    We make our own copies. We used to have a code that we would have to punch in, but as of about a week ago that disappeared from the screen. We can send large copy jobs to the district copy center, but the turn around time for those copies is about a week.
     

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