Chalk Schools Blog

Customer Story: Lakeland Central School District Brings Its "A" Game to Athletic Forms and Registration


Located in New York State’s Hudson Valley, Lakeland Central School District is the largest suburban school district in Westchester County with 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools serving students in six different towns, including parts of neighboring Putnam County.

Topics: Athletic Forms Student Information Medical Forms

What makes a great school district according to teachers?

Last week, the National Council on Teacher Quality named their top 8 districts for recruiting, supporting and retaining great teachers. This year's winners included: Boston; Broward County, Fla.; Denver; the District of Columbia; Gwinnett County, Ga.; New York City; Pinellas County, Fla.; and Pittsburgh, Pa.

Topics: HR Teacher hiring

Customer Story: Randolph Field ISD Streamlines Student Registration by Going Online


Located on an air force base near San Antonio, Texas, Randolph Field ISD serves nearly 1,500 K-12 students, many of whose parents are serving in the military or work as civilian employees of the base.

Topics: Registration Acceptable Use Policy Media Release Forms FERPA Transportation

5 Tips to Streamline Your School District's HR Recruiting Processes

School districts hire a large number of new staff members each year, and it’s important to hire the right people on the first try. Hiring the right candidate can take a lot of time. Here are five tips to streamline and automate some of your school district’s HR recruiting processes.

Topics: HR

How Your School District Benefits From Streamlining HR and Payroll Workflows

Running a school or an entire district generates a ton of paperwork – and that doesn’t even count the student records. Human resources and payroll, in particular, are a real challenge. You have different people with potentially very different compensation packages and you have to make it work. Staying on top of it all can seem like an exercise in inefficiency sometimes, but with a little effort, you can streamline your HR and payroll workflows using a simple application to automate and integrate your paperwork.

Topics: HR

Chalk 101: Best Practices for Data and Reporting Webinar

Best Practices for Data and Reporting

In case you missed it, last month we hosted the second in our best practices webinar series for Chalk users, Best Practices for Data and Reporting. During this session, you'll learn best practices for:

Topics: forms form managers

5 Costly Legal Mistakes School District HR Offices Often Make

Every business and organization needs to follow specific protocol to avoid facing any kind of legal issues. This is particularly true for schools. The following legal mistakes can prove costly for a school district.

Topics: HR Legal

[SURVEY] School Work Flow Challenges and Opportunities

As we prepare to close out the year and look towards 2017, we wanted to see what members of the school business, HR and student services community have to say about managing workflow at their schools and districts.  What are some of your biggest challenges and opportunities? How is your institution managing its most complex workflows?

Topics: workflow

E-Book: K-12 School District Processess & Workflow Best Practices

In this E-Book, you'll learn best practices for managing and automating K-12 school district processes and workflow. Topics covered include:

Topics: automation Business workflow IT processes best practices

Better Hiring, Better Outcomes

In this E-Book, you'll learn best practices for improving hiring practices in order to overcome teacher shortages in your school or district. Topics covered include:

Topics: HR Teacher hiring