An open letter to your school administrator

Posted by Jerry Doll on Fri, Jan, 06, 2012 @ 08:01 AM

NOVA ClassroomWe know it can be somewhat intimidating to ask for things — especially when you're asking someone else to make a financial investment.  Asking for classroom furniture or other technology enhancements for your school can mean jumping through several hoops to get approval to use precious funds that are often shrinking in size.  A wise person once said, "You won't get it if you don't ask."  Toward that end, I've prepared an "open" letter that may start the ball rolling at your school.  Feel free to copy and edit it to meet your needs.  And if you need extra help, just give us a call.  We will help you jump start your request with the information you need to make your case.  After all, you won't know until you ask.

Dear [Administrator]:

Thank you for taking the time to read my request.  Like you, I am committed to providing our students with the highest quality education possible.  I’m a firm believer in utilizing the most effect teaching methods and tools to provide a solid foundation for every student who passes through our classrooms.  My goal is to cultivate each individual’s strengths, as well as focus on improving their weaknesses, to give them the best start possible as they move onto a higher grade, advanced classes, or begin a career.

To more effectively reach my personal goals as in instructor as well as support the school’s goals overall, I am requesting the addition of new technology enhanced furniture for our classroom.  After considerable research, I am prepared to recommend the following furnishings be purchased to provide the strategic advantage our students need to excel as they move forward.

NOVA Solutions, Inc., manufactures quality classroom furniture with technology enhancements that are unequaled.  Keeping in mind that there are always financial limitations, I have outlined some of the benefits of choosing NOVA furniture for our classrooms. 

    1. NOVA incorporates the latest technology:  As computer use becomes a daily necessity within the classroom, NOVA Solutions’ products seamlessly integrate various technologies into their desks.  Utilizing monitor lifts and/or their patented Downview™ system, technology becomes a tool that is readily available when needed but stays out of the way when not in use.
    2. NOVA creates a multipurpose environment:  As mentioned above, NOVA’s systems integrate technology into their desks and tables.  So, technology becomes an unobtrusive tool that is readily available for computer related classes, but is neatly hidden for non-computer related activities.  This design creates a room that can be used for anything!  No longer will we need a separate room to be used as a computer lab.  Students will be able to stay at their desks when computers are required.  By combining multiple functions into one classroom, we free up space within the school to be used for our growing student body — and we save time and money simultaneously.
    3. NOVA provides an opportunity for community outreach:  The ability to create a multi functional classroom lends itself to extending its use to the community for additional classes, meetings, and corporate training opportunities.  The more the community becomes involved, the more they will support our schools.
    4. NOVA attracts students (and parents):  A NOVA classroom can serve as an example of how our school puts technology at the forefront of education and provides the best tools for our students.  This is an attractive benefit for prospective students and their parents.
    5. Our IT Department will love us:  NOVA has been designing and manufacturing technology enhanced furniture for more than two decades.  They have incorporated a number of features that make it easy for our IT staff to “wire” the room quickly, efficiently, and economically.

These are just five of the many advantages to choosing NOVA’s unique classroom furniture solutions.  As we lead our students into a technology-driven future, NOVA products will provide the foundation we need to move forward with the tools our students need as they move closer to their career and life goals.

Thank you for your time.  Please know that NOVA’s skilled classroom planning professionals are available at anytime to meet with us to assess our needs and help us work within our budget.  I look forward to discussing the details soon.

Best regards,

[Your Name]

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