If you’re a school administrator, chances are your school has many software programs to assist with administrative duties in addition to your student information system. Maybe your school has an online payment solution that allows students and parents to make purchases at home or on the go. Your school may have a program that keeps track of which students have fees and fines to pay. You may have another system that manages your tuition. Perhaps your school uses an online service to carry out registration each year or your school may be using a combination of several online programs.
Whether your school uses one or many online programs to handle administrative duties, there are often issues involved with these programs. Here are some of the challenges schools face when transitioning to an online process:
- Confusion as to how potential new programs would overlap and integrate with the ones currently in use
- Fear that staff members will find it difficult to learn so many different software programs for the various purposes
- Fear that parents will resist accessing one program for one thing, another program for another thing and yet another program for something else.
Schools that are already making use of multiple software programs often have excessive siloed programs. When none of the programs “talk to” each other, staff members are faced with inconvenience, confusion, and plenty of lost time because:
- Parts of data are found in certain programs and not in others
- Redundant data entry is required since the programs are not connected
- Each program needs its own training and comes with its own technical challenges
Isn’t your time more valuable than this?
Here at K-12 Online, our goal is to help you free up valuable time by providing you and your parents with a comprehensive online solution that encompasses student application, registration, student information handling, online payments (including tuition, fees, and fines) all in one simple, powerful user interface. It’s costly and tedious to spend time learning several programs that each perform just one of the many tasks that schools have computerized. By streamlining these programs, you rid your staff of these unnecessary menial tasks which will free up time for you and your staff members to focus on more important activities that benefit the school and its students.
From your parents’ perspective, a seamless, painless solution that handles everything without having them jump through hoops, such as creating multiple accounts for the multiple programs just to apply or register their children, creates a positive user experience and a welcoming environment, sending parents the message that your school values their time.
With K-12 Online, you’ll be able to immediately eliminate paperwork, streamline your online processes, and optimize student enrollment for maximum efficiency. For administrators and teachers alike, it often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, especially if many of those hours are occupied by menial tasks like data entry into online programs. So we’ve created a one-stop shop so that you can devote more time into doing what matters.
Unreliable online programs and unpleasant user experiences can exhaust administrators, frustrate teachers, and deter prospective families. Don’t let inefficient and ineffective programs waste you any more time and money! Learn how you can become a student-centered school by scheduling a demo today at http://k12online.us/contact/request-a-demo/ or downloading a private school case study at http://k12online.us/yellowstone-academy-case-study/.