LAUSD and Toshiba Ink Contract Extension
Toshiba America Business Solutions has renewed its existing agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – the second largest public school district in the United States. The two-year contract extension ensures Toshiba will remain LAUSD’s multifunction printer (MFP) provider through at least 2019.
Under the agreement, Toshiba will continue to manage LAUSD’s fleet of over 4,000 Toshiba e-STUDIO™ MFPs and 6,000 printers. Toshiba managed print services are in use at the district’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters and 950 LAUSD schools. Altogether, Toshiba provides document solutions supporting more than 650,000 students and 28,000 teachers.
The inclusion of power-reducing features such as super sleep mode, weekly timer and low-heat fusing toner in the Toshiba fleet is resulting in significant energy savings for the District. Toshiba e-STUDIO MFPs in use at LAUSD also meet the stringent criteria of major environmental programs and standards such as EPEAT® Gold, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (or RoHS) and ENERGY STAR®.
“Handling the wide array of document management needs for the second largest public school district in the nation has been rewarding for everyone on our team,” said Bill Melo, Toshiba America Business Solutions chief marketing executive. “Toshiba looks forward to continuing to support LAUSD students, teachers and administrators and helping the District fulfill its mission of providing a high-level education for the children of Los Angeles.”
About Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Founded in 1853, the Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest school district in the nation. LAUSD enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California.
All youth achieving, the mission of LAUSD, is reflected in continued double-digit growth on the state Academic Performance Index (API); the upward trend in the graduation rate, progress in the pass rate on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and other academic indicators.
LA schools boast more winners of the United States Academic Decathlon championships-12-than any other District in this country. Add to those impressive victories, outstanding individual student and team achievements in: science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, foreign and dual languages, business and entrepreneurial skills, the visual and performing arts, and athletics.
Nationally recognized by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for serving healthy, low fat and vegetarian school lunches, LAUSD’s standards also call for: whole grains, low sodium, locally grown fruits and vegetables and no trans fat; flavored milk or carbonated beverages.