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Chalk Schools Blog

Customer Story: Franklin Pierce Schools Optimizes Leave Request and Letter of Intent Forms to Gain Insight into School Climate and Resource Planning

Introduction

Located in Tacoma, Washington, Franklin Pierce Schools employs more than 530 teachers and nearly 490 additional support and administrative staff across 15 school sites.

Topics: HR Leave Request Letter of Intent

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

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

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

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

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

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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