Additionally, Office Depot's "Committed to Learning" initiative is working to implement similar programs to those created with Clayton County Public Schools. Clayton County enlisted Office Depot's support when the district was having difficulty attracting and retaining high-quality teachers. The company's education representatives collaborated with Clayton County to develop the "Teacher Supply Card," a program that supplies teachers with purchasing cards which offset expenses typically incurred at the beginning of the year."We are grateful to participate in the 'Teachers Supply Card' program, as it allows our teachers to spend less of their personal resources on teaching materials," said Luvenia W. Jackson, Clayton County Public Schools superintendent. "In Clayton County Public Schools it is our goal to provide students the best possible education and that starts with ensuring that the teachers have the appropriate classroom materials needed to provide instruction. We are thankful to Office Depot for their continued support of our school district and its mission and goals to promote student achievement and academic success." As a part of the "Teacher Supply Card" program, Office Depot provides purchasing cards to teachers and helps save school districts upwards of 10 percent on additional tools and resources for classrooms. "School districts want the best for their teachers, but they have limited time and resources," said Becki Schwietz, senior director of K-12 initiatives for Office Depot, Inc. "Our classroom enablement programs help school budgets go further while reducing the out-of-pocket expenditures teachers often experience." Office Depot's "Committed to Learning" initiative includes a national team of education experts and partners to help school districts innovate new, best practices. Leveraging two decades of partnership with schools, the company works with thousands of districts to promote equity in education, mastery learning and collaboration between schools and communities for successful student outcomes. Find out about Office Depot, Inc.'s education solutions at business.officedepot.com/education. About Office Depot, Inc. Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace - whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.
Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization - all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, and Viking. The company's portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark. Office Depot, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.