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Chalk Schools Blog

How Back-Office Process Innovation Can Impact Performance as Much as Tech Innovation

Recently, Chalk Schools CEO Sarah Chou contributed a guest blog post for Getting Smart where she writes about the impact of process innovation on school district performane. Below is an excerpt:

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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:

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Banning takes AUP forms paperless with Chalk

Banning Unified School District was working with Chalk Schools to automate the district's Personnel Action Request forms and saw great potential for their Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) forms, annual forms requiring signature that detail the district's technology policies. Within two days of approval, their electronic AUP forms were live, eliminating an outdated paper process, saving weeks of follow-up time, and resulting in outstanding feedback from district personnel.

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INTERVIEW: Kris Wise, Clovis Unified School District

Imagine you're a school district that spends weeks of time printing, stuffing, distributing, tracking, following up on, scanning, and inputting thousands of paper forms required by the state each year. Now imagine that you're able to automate this workflow, saving your district over 100 hours of manual work annually. 

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What tech admins should consider when taking districts paperless

Going paperless with forms and approval flows that need to be seen by school staff, teachers, and parents seems like a no-brainer these days. Max, Technology Analyst with Oakland Unified School District, couldn't agree more. Everyone at his district was also on the same page: moving all their key forms and processes was a long-overdue step in the right direction. Still, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. We put together this quick guide to help you decide which forms technology departments can start with on their paperless initiatives to deliver fast wins for the entire district. 

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