Sarasota County School District Announces Digital Flyer Distribution with Peachjar

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Peachjar improves school-to-home communication for Sarasota County School District by streamlining school flyer distribution and delivering eflyers directly to parents.

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"Peachjar is good for schools, good for the community and good for the environment." Gary Leatherman, director of communications, Sarasota County School District

Peachjar is helping schools across the nation improve their parent and community engagement. Sarasota County School District has successfully implemented Peachjar’s innovative system for distributing school flyers electronically.

"Sending information directly to parents rather than having students take flyers home saves school staff time and saves community organizations money," stated Gary Leatherman, director of communications and community relations for Sarasota County School District. “It’s a much handier way for parents to get important information from their schools than rifling through a backpack once a week. Peachjar is good for schools, good for the community and good for the environment. What’s not to like?”

By using this new system, Sarasota County School District expects to eliminate the need to print over 2.7 million sheets of paper per year – that’s 328 trees. Additionally, the school district no longer incurs the administrative burden and costs associated with paper flyer distribution.

Sarasota County School District implemented Peachjar’s system for free since local enrichment and community organizations across the nation pay a small service fee to distribute their school-approved eflyers and post them online. These eflyers are sent directly to parents who see them as visually engaging images right on their smartphone or computer screen. Parents click to sign up their children for youth sports, enrichment programs, and community events.

About Peachjar:
Peachjar was founded in 2011 in response to the billions of paper flyers being carried home from schools each year in children’s backpacks. The company has helped schools across the nation improve their school-to-home communication by delivering eflyers directly to parents. Check out Peachjar’s one-minute animatic to learn more.

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