- Supplies For Support Coordinators And Providers
After you have been a support coordinator for a few months, chances are, your desk and your office will be a complete mess. There are so many things to keep up with- case files, forms, new information from district, to do lists, etc. There are a few things that every support coordinator has to have- a computer, a file cabinet, ink/paper, and a printer. The items listed below are things you might not have thought about putting on your "to buy" list.
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Laser, All-In-One Printer
Shown above is the Brother MFC-7420 Laser Flatbed All-In-One. It prints, copies, faxes, and scans. This model prints up to 2500 pages from one ink cartridge. It runs about $250.00 but will save you that in time and ink.
You might want to invest in a good printer/copier/fax machine. A laser printer will save you money in the long run on ink. If you buy a cheap printer, you will waste a lot of time.
Accordion Expanding Files
Smead Deluxe Indexed Files, A-Z Staples Accordion Expanding File
This is a great way to keep track of those piles of paperwork.
I suggest two of the "Indexed Files". One for "To Do," and the other for "To File". It will make it so much easier to grab what you need in a hurry. You might also consider keeping a cover sheet "To Do" list with your "To Do" file.
Shown above is the Garmin Navi 360 GPS.
You can buy a GPS these days for as low as $200.00. I would suggest buying a good model with preloaded maps. Also, try to find one that gives you turn by turn directions. I have a Garmin, similar to the one shown above, and I rarely get lost. I love it because I can put my mind on auto pilot for a while.
For around $50.00 you can get a "Literature Sorter". Prices vary by brand and size. It's a great way to store forms- support plan packets, QSI's, Fax Cover sheets, Form 1's- we have a lot of forms. The one above has 24 compartments.
Tip: Keep your spouse or kids busy in the evening, and have them make copies of the forms your are low on.
(Right- Z-Line 2-Tier "File Cart) (Left- Rubbermaid Fold N "Roll Cart")
This is another good way to store forms or information you need to keep handy. I have a rolling cart next to my computer desk, and I tuck it away in the closet when company comes over. It keeps everything neat and organized, and cuts down desk clutter. Rolling Carts run about $30-$50.