From the CEO
This year we welcomed districts both big and small – from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, the 8^th largest school district in the United States, to Johnson-Brock Public Schools, a one school district in Nebraska. The commonality among such a broad range of customers is they all suffer from the same problem, too much to do with too few of resources to do it.
An uncovered inefficiency is the inordinate amount of time front office personnel dedicate to bookkeeping. Front office administrators wear many different hats. An important hat is instructional support – assisting the teachers, parents, children and school leadership in matters that have a direct impact on the student.
Investing in efficiency in the school front office has broader implications across school operations. In addition, when many of the manual processes can be automated, employees can dedicate their time to the intangible things that make school a nurturing and caring center for learning. Many customers have said they have seen a noticeable improvement in job satisfaction as well.
Saving 15 Minutes Per Transaction Equals an Entire Month of Bookkeeping Time SavingsClassWallet is in our third year where 100% of a growing number of school district customers have renewed. We spent a good deal of time learning about the impact ClassWallet has had on their operations. Consistently we hear that ClassWallet saves 15 minutes in bookkeeping time per transaction. Several customers equated ClassWallet’s impact to 160 hours of bookkeeping time saved per school. That’s an entire month of time! Many customers put dollar figures to the savings, as high as $80,000 per year. As a result, staff was able to use the newly unlocked free time for instructional support and other more impactful responsibilities.
Teacher Time is Precious: The EdTech Digest Interview with ClassWallet CEOBookkeeping time is not the only time saved; teachers benefit as well when districts adopt ClassWallet. Teachers have so much on their plate, the last thing they should have to worry about is keeping track of receipts. EdTech Digest caught up with ClassWallet CEO Jamie Rosenberg to learn about how districts can be thinking about improving teacher job satisfaction. Click here (https://edtechdigest.com/2018/10/18/for-teacher-transactions-the-devils-in-the-details/) to read the entire interview.
ClassWallet CEO Invited to Present at SxSW EDU — Addressing Teacher Shortage and RetentionMany school districts suffer from teacher shortage and retention issues. Contributing to the problem is the inordinate amount of paperwork teachers must endure even for the most basic of needs. This leads to a culture in which teachers don’t feel trusted and one that is not conducive to attracting and retaining Millennials. ClassWallet CEO Jamie Rosenberg will be joined by esteemed educator Esther Worjcicki and Hazard Young Attea Associates President and former Illinois State Superintendent Max McGee addressing SxSW EDU on the importance of investing in teacher agency. More details coming soon!
Say Hi In Person! Find UsFSFOA Conference Fort Myers, FL November 6 - 9 ClassWallet will be hosting a dinner on November 7th at the conference. Reach out to Lisbeth at LGarassino@classwallet.com if you are interested in attending. TASBO Conference Murfreesboro, TN November 13 - 16 ClassWallet will be hosting a dinner on November 14th. RSVP here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/longhorn-steakhouse-dinner-at-tasbo-hosted-by-classwallet-tickets-51416668640) .
ClassWallet addresses the pain of managing checks, reimbursements, paper receipts, and the paperwork associated with tracking expenditures for school systems. The platform makes the accounting and audit trail very easy and helps reduce administrative costs.