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Chalk Schools was created to bring world class, human-centered design and engineering into K-12 operations. By bringing mission critical processes online with the Chalk Schools platform, more than 900 districts across the country are moving away from the inefficiency and unreliability of paper. At Chalk Schools, we are committed to freeing administrators, teachers, and staff to run their classrooms, offices, schools and school systems at their best.

Recent Posts by Chalk Schools:

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

Quick Tips on Tracking Local Control and Accountability Plan Funding

State legislatures work closely with school districts to ensure that funds earmarked for education are allocated effectively. This often requires them to rethink traditional funding methods that assign resources to specific programs and goals statewide, with little opportunity to customize spending based on the needs of a specific population.

Topics: School Finance LCAP Local Control and Accountability

Chalk 101: Best Practices for Form Managers Webinar

Best Practices for Form Managers

Last week, we hosted the first in a new series of best practices webinars for Chalk users. In case you missed it, we've recorded it for you to view on demand. During this session, you'll learn best practices for:

Topics: forms form managers

How to Streamline Field Trip Planning

Topics: Permission Slips Student Services Field Trips

Top 5 Ways Your HR Hiring Practices are Hurting Your School District

New technology has changed the job application process dramatically, and recruiters who rely on traditional methods of attracting candidates are struggling. Today’s prospective employees expect a simple, streamlined application process, frequent communication and a school district in line with their basic core values. If you are guilty of the following hiring practices, you are hurting your school district’s ability to attract top talent.

Topics: HR New hire packets Teacher hiring

What to look for in teaching applicants

When hiring a new teacher, we have to take a lot of factors into consideration.

Topics: HR Teacher hiring

Ways to Speed Up the Summer Reimbursement Process at Schools

Public schools have a responsibility to students and taxpayers to provide quality education within established budgets. Bureaucratic inefficiencies are often the result of a reluctance to introduce new procedures and technology that can make things easier, for fear that changing methods leads to greater costs.

Topics: HR