eSchool Solutions® Announces Client Presentations at their 2013 Solutions Summit

Orlando, FL (November 28, 2012) – Orlando-based eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, is pleased to announce that they will be including client presentations and client-led discussions at their 2013 Solutions Summit in San Antonio, Texas next March.

So far, the following eSchool Solutions’ clients will be participating in the 2013 Solutions Summit:

  • Pamela Kennedy of York Region District School Board (ON) is leading a discussion-based breakout session designed to get the creative juices flowing as schools consider other uses for SmartFindExpress.
  • Peter Ianniello of New York City Schools (NY) will present during the general session about two important topics: professional development for substitute teachers and paraprofessionals, as well as social networking policies.
  • Kathy Anderson of Hewlett Woodmere Public Schools (NY) will share the novel approach her district uses to manage teacher absences district-wide.
  • Karen “KC” Crawford of Topeka Public Schools (KS) is going to share substitute orientation – the Topeka way.
  • Sandy Edwards of Grant Wood Area Education Agency (IA) will be providing comic relief as she looks back at the last 25 years with SmartFindExpress.
  • Dr. Danny DeGuire of Northside Independent School District will be sharing tips regarding the SFE announcement page.

“We have the best clients and we are really excited that they are willing to participate in this year’s Solutions Summit,” says Shelley Schmidt, Marketing Manager for eSchool Solutions. “We are happy to include as many client presentations as possible at the conference.”

Individuals can register for the 2013 Solutions Summit by visiting http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/summit/registration/. Registration is $400 per person when you register before January 11th and $500 after January 11th. To learn more about eSchool Solutions’ 2013 Solutions Summit, please visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/summit/.

About eSchool Solutions®
eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

 

**This press release can also be viewed online at http://www.1888pressrelease.com/eschool-solutions-r-announces-client-presentations-at-their-pr-440150.html and http://www.prlog.org/12031564-eschool-solutions-announces-client-presentations-at-their-2013-solutions-summit.html.

eSchool Solutions® Announces Registration for their 2013 Solutions Summit in San Antonio

Orlando, FL (November 20, 2012) – Orlando-based eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, is pleased to announce that registration for their 2013 Solutions Summit is now open. The 2013 Solutions Summit will be held in San Antonio, Texas from March 6-8th, 2013.

“The Solutions Summit is a great tool to help school districts get the most out of their SmartFindExpress systems,” says Shelley Schmidt, Marketing Manager for eSchool Solutions. “Whether you are a new operator or you have many years of experience with the software, there is always something for everyone at our Solutions Summit.”

eSchool Solutions will be celebrating 25 years at this conference, which is expected to be their best conference yet. Some of the highlights of the 2013 Solutions Summit include:

  • Heart & Soul of SmartFindExpress – In honor of their 25th anniversary, eSchool Solutions will spend time helping clients understand search rules, priority lists, and call patterns, as well as an extra session that ties all three powerful components together.
  • Do It Yourself in SmartFindExpress – This is a new series of breakout sessions that highlights the actions everyone should be able to do themselves in SmartFindExpress such as importing, exporting, and reports.
  • Peer Networking & Sharing – This year, eSchool Solutions is including discussion groups to help facilitate networking and partnership between their clients. Attendees will gain practical advice that they can take back and put to work in their district.
  • Client Presentations –eSchool Solutions is bringing even more client presentations and client-led discussions to this year’s conference.

Individuals can register for the 2013 Solutions Summit in San Antonia by visiting http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/summit/registration/. Registration is $400 per person when you register before January 11th and $500 when registering after January 11th, 2013. In addition, team registration discounts are available if three or more attendees register from the same school district.

About eSchool Solutions®
eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

 

**This press release can be viewed online at http://www.1888pressrelease.com/eschool-solutions-r-announces-registration-for-their-2013-s-pr-438227.html and http://www.prlog.org/12026386-eschool-solutions-announces-registration-for-their-2013-solutions-summit-in-san-antonio.html.

eSchool Solutions® Provides Absence Management Solutions to Additional School Districts

Orlando, FL (November 15, 2012) – Orlando-based eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, is pleased to announce that their absence management software, SmartFindExpress, has recently been selected by five school districts. In addition, two existing SmartFindExpress clients have chosen eSchool Solutions’ professional development software, ERO, for their districts.

SmartFindExpress is eSchool Solutions’ absence management software that automates substitute management, increases fill rates with qualified subs, and reduces lost learning days for students. eSchool Solutions’ ERO (Electronic Registrar Online) is a comprehensive web application offering school districts the ability to monitor every aspect of professional development opportunities for teachers.

SmartFindExpress was recently selected by Florida Atlantic University High School (FL), Gestalt Community School (TN), Peterborough Utilities (ON), Wood County Schools (WV), and Alden Central Schools (NY). In addition, existing SmartFindExpress clients Preston County BOE (WV) and Wetzel County Schools (WV) have chosen eSchool’s ERO product for their school districts.

“We are very excited that these school districts have chosen our products to help them manage teacher absenteeism in their districts,” said Lorri Glover, Product Manager of SmartFindExpress for eSchool Solutions. “SmartFindExpress is the best absence management software on the market and we know that we can help them take the hassle out of managing teacher absences.”

To learn more about eSchool Solutions’ absence management and professional development solutions, please visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/ or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions®
eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

 

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7 School Districts Recently Selected eSchool Solutions® as Absence Management Software Provider

Orlando, FL (October 16, 2012) - Orlando-based eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, is pleased to announce that 7 school districts recently selected their company to provide teacher absence placement and professional development management solutions.

eSchool Solutions provides the most powerful absence management software on the market that automatically ensures the most highly qualified substitutes are placed into classrooms by allowing districts to set criteria (skill sets, location, contract guidelines, etc.) to control how substitute teachers are selected for jobs. eSchool Solutions’ software, SmartFindExpress, was recently selected by the Beardsley School District in California, Macon County Schools in North Carolina, Montgomery Public Schools in North Carolina, the Burlington Township Board of Education in New Jersey, and Lawrence Public Schools in Massachusetts.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help these school districts manage teacher absenteeism more effectively,” said Lorri Glover, Product Manager of SmartFindExpress for eSchool Solutions. “SmartFindExpress is designed to save school districts money and help fight lost-learning days for students.”

In addition to these five school districts selecting SmartFindExpress, two additional districts selected eSchool Solutions’ Electronic Registrar Online (ERO). ERO is a cost-effective, user-friendly web application that offers districts the ability to monitor every aspect of professional development opportunities for teachers. The districts that selected ERO include the Sequoia United High School District and Redlands United School District, both in California.

To learn more about eSchool Solutions and their absence management solutions, please visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/ or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions®
eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

 

**This press release can also be viewed online at http://www.1888pressrelease.com/7-school-districts-recently-selected-eschool-solutions-r-as-pr-430667.html and http://www.prlog.org/12000005-7-school-districts-recently-selected-eschool-solutions-as-absence-management-software-provider.html.

16 School Districts Select eSchool Solutions® as Provider of Absence Management Software

Orlando, FL (August 30, 2012) – Orlando-based eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, is pleased to announce that 16 school districts recently selected their company to provide them with teacher absence management solutions.

eSchool Solutions provides the most powerful absence management software on the market that automatically locates and assigns the most qualified substitutes to fill every teacher absence. eSchool Solutions’ software, SmartFindExpress, was selected by the following school districts: Tulare City SD, Wellington Catholic DSB, Hartford PS, Wirt County BOE, Hackettstown BOE, Fort McMurray Catholic BO, Hastings PS, Granville County, Northwest Catholic DSB, Martinez USD, John Swett USD, Coast Mountain SD, Ontario North East DSB, Richland SD, Bellevue SD, and Rainy River District.

“We are very proud to be helping these districts manage teacher absenteeism in their schools,” said Lorri Glover, Product Manager of SmartFindExpress for eSchool Solutions. “We know that each of these districts are working very hard to improve educational standards and we are happy to be able to assist them in the process.”

SmartFindExpress automates substitute management, increases fill rates with qualified subs, expands the substitute pool, and reduces lost learning days. To learn more about eSchool Solutions and their absence management solutions, please visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/ or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions®
eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

 

** This press release can also be viewed online at http://www.1888pressrelease.com/16-school-districts-select-eschool-solutions-r-as-provider-pr-419984.html.

eSchool Solutions® Announces Electronic Registrar Online 5.0

Orlando, FL (August 23, 2012) – Orlando-based eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, announces the release of Electronic Registrar Online 5.0. This updated software makes planning, delivering, and managing professional learning much easier and less time consuming for district administrators because the software acts as a central repository for all professional learning activities, as it can be integrated with content from outside learning systems.

Electronic Register Online (ERO) is a customized web application used by schools and teachers to track ongoing learning and professional development, registration, and attendance for all learning activities. Users of ERO 5.0 will experience the same high-powered features as before, but with greater functionality that further simplifies professional development tasks.

ERO 5.0 by eSchool Solutions allows districts to:

  • Leverage content from outside systems in order to build growth plans for teachers and schools.
  • Award professional development points to teachers who engage in learning that takes place outside of traditional workshops and classrooms.
  • Use online courses and content to build programs like new teacher induction programs and school improvement plans.
  • Automatically mark attendance and award credit from outside systems.

“ERO 5.0 gives districts the ability to leverage multiple technology platforms to more efficiently manage professional learning,” said Josh Bowers, Product Manager for eSchool Solutions. “ERO combines content from one system with online classes from another to deliver an integrated professional learning experience.”

The beta version of ERO 5.0 was launched in July to a select group of clients for testing and is scheduled to be released to all clients in September.

To learn more about eSchool Solutions, please visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/ or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions®
eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

 

** This press release can also be viewed online at http://www.1888pressrelease.com/eschool-solutions-r-announces-electronic-registrar-online-5-pr-418722.html.

Charleston County SD Brings 21st Century Learning into the Classroom

At eSchool Solutions, we enjoy seeing innovative projects our clients are initiating in their districts because we recognize that are clients face more than just absence management issues. The Charleston County School District, a SmartFindExpress® and ERO client of ours, is bringing 21st century learning into their classrooms with digital reading.

The Charleston County School District purchased 206 digital books for the 2010-2011 school year and found that the students accessed these books 101,000 times throughout the year, a much larger number than they had expected. After the success that year, the Charleston County district invested in Capstone Digital’s new myON Reader for its elementary and middle schools. MyON is a personalized Web-based reading program that provides access to more than 2,500 online books.

Available for students in pre-K through grade 8, the program is customized to each child’s interests and reading ability. Some teachers even believe that digital books can help students who are struggling to read because the books are personalized, which helps keep the students’ attention longer.

With the purchase of more digital books for school districts across the country, comes the need for both teachers and librarians to become more technology savvy so that they can help students utilize these learning tools. Therefore, the need for professional development accompanies the demand for digital reading. School districts will need to invest in professional development for teachers in order to properly use this technology in the classroom.

At eSchool Solutions, we can help your school district align professional development strategies with performance plans. Electronic Registrar Online is a comprehensive professional development solution that alleviates administrative challenges in districts of all sizes. Call us at 1-800-776-8774 to learn more!

Raising Hope in McDowell County Public Schools

McDowell County Public Schools, a rural district in West Virginia, is one of the nation’s poorest school districts. In these trying times, challenges in the economy, as well as in the community are spilling over to their schools as they face problems such as outdated classroom tools and facilities, not having enough teachers, lack of busing and transportation, no after-school programs, etc.

Because McDowell County suffers from low performance from its students, the American Federation of Teachers and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin are leading a public-private partnership, called “Reconnecting McDowell”, in order to enhance educational opportunities in the district and address community problems inherently caused by chronic poverty and economic decline.

“Most people believe IQ has more impact on student achievement, but it’s actually hope,” says Bob Brown, in-district coordinator for Reconnecting McDowell. Reconnecting McDowell has gained several valuable donations and partnerships since it’s commencement in December of 2011 and is expected to last three to five years.

At eSchool Solutions, empowering students to achieve is something that we hold dear to our hearts. McDowell County PS is one of our SmartFindExpress® clients who believes in giving students hope and empowering them to achieve their goals. At eSchool Solutions, we know our clients face more than just absence management issues, and we are always encouraged to see initiatives like “Reconnecting McDowell” happening in our school districts.

Hays C.I.S.D. Takes a Deeper Look into Teacher Absenteeism

Research shows that teachers in Central Texas were absent on average between 10 and 16 days during the 2010-11 school year. Teachers in the Hays and Bastrop districts led with the highest number of sick or personal leave days at just over 10 days on average. Bastrop spent $740,497 on subs during the school year and Hays spent more than $1 million. Overall, teacher absences are estimated to cost the school districts in Central Texas about $22 million a year.

With the Hays Consolidated Independent School District leading teacher absenteeism for sick/personal days, this district decided to take a deeper look at teacher attendance with the ultimate goal of improving student performance through better absence management.

For more than 17 years, Hays C. I. S. D. has been using SmartFindExpress® to assist in teacher absence management. SmartFindExpress® has consistently helped this district to maintain an absence fill rate of 98% or higher, and to fill their absences with the most qualified substitutes available. Therefore, the district decided to hire the eSchool Solutions Analytics Consulting Team to look at existing teacher absence data in SmartFindExpress® and identify trends in absence behavior.

The team found the following:

  • Despite an 11% drop in teacher absences district-wide between 2010-11 and 2011-12, seven schools had increases in teacher absences.
  • Teacher attendance consistently fell below student attendance across the district.
  • Two schools saw the number of planning periods occurring on Fridays triple.
  • One school saw a 20% increase in the occurrence of personal days used on Fridays. In addition, 60% of all personal absences at this school occurred on Fridays.

Moving forward, Hays C.I.S.D. will use this data to make decisions regarding teacher absenteeism in an effort to improve student performance in their district’s schools.

With SmartFindExpress® and Analytics from eSchool Solutions, your school district can effectively manage teacher absenteeism and give your students a better educational experience in the classroom. We have the best absence management software on the market today – that’s why more than 500 school districts have partnered with us. Call 1-800-776-8774 to request a free demo of our software today!

Central Texas School District Struggles with Finding Substitute Teachers

A recent district review revealed that 15.5% of teacher absences in Fort Worth, Texas are not being covered by substitute teachers. This is due in part to a recent change in district requirements, which calls for substitutes to have a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to serve as a substitute.

However, even after allowing substitutes who began substitute teaching before this rule came into place to remain as substitutes, the Fort Worth School District still struggles with a shortage of substitutes. Now, Fort Worth district officials are being forced to re-evaluate their strict requirements so that more classes can be covered when teachers are absent.

A deeper look at teacher absenteeism in Fort Worth revealed that 13% of teacher absences were due to staff events related to professional development. Also, the most common days of absence were Mondays and Fridays, which indicates that teachers may take advantage of their sick/personal days to extend their weekends.

If your school district is having problems effectively managing teacher absences, look no further than eSchool Solutions. Our SmartFindExpress® and Analytic Services create a unique absence management program tailored to the specific needs of your school district. Our consultants provide the tools and support to help you effectively measure, monitor, and improve your teacher absence management program. Call 1-800-776-8774 to request a demo of our products.