Webinar Recording: What It Takes to Run Schools & Districts in 2020
Education Leaders Discuss Pandemic-Era Budgets and Operations
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As students across the United States head back to the classroom, our teachers, education leaders and families are under duress the likes of which we’ve never seen. The pressure to keep school communities safe, day-to-day operations running smoothly, parents informed and to re-engage students is immense.
But, despite the persistent health threat, concerns for student learning, staff wellbeing and the barrage of depressing headlines, the nation’s educators are rising to the challenge.
Watch this virtual discussion panel — brought to you by Operoo and Allovue, featuring school and district leaders from across the US — as we share early success stories, explore emerging COVID-19 education best practices, and discuss opportunities uncovered by the sector’s pandemic response.
COVID-Safe Schools and Distircts
Digital Health Check and Flexi-Scheduling Workflow Solution
Operoo is helping thousands of schools and districts to streamline and digitize operational tasks and processes — from permission forms, payments, and school trips; to medical information and emergency contacts, incident reporting, staff agreements, student onboarding and more.
In 2020, Operoo’s Digital Health Check and Flexi-Scheduling Workflow Solution has been enabling education leaders across the globe to operate COVID-safe schools.
Watch this rapid-fire 30-minute webinar as we demonstrate a robust, purpose-built solution that you, your families and your staff can trust.
Automate your daily health screening and COVID-safe protocols in one digital, mobile-ready, workflow. Then, focus your time, energy and resources on what matters most: Ensuring strong student learning outcomes.
Discover how to deploy a Digital Health Check and Flexi-Scheduling Workflow Solution within days, enabling you to acheive the following:
1. Dynamic Groups to support Flexi-Scheduling
Separate students and staff into dynamic groups based on attributes like year level or flexible scheduling requirements. Digitally distribute targeted communications and forms — from attendance expectations, updated absenteeism policies, COVID-safe operating procedures and flexible learning schedules. Engage your school community, ensure learning is front-and-centre, and be confident that the right people are in the right buildings on the right days.
2. Recurring Health Checks and Trigger Actions
Automatically distribute customizable Daily Health Check Forms — and associated attendance reminders — at any time and in any language. Log the intention of teachers and pupils to participate in on-campus learning each morning, verify the health of every recipient, and trigger follow-up communications if unexpected absenteeism occurs or illness is reported.
3. Building Entry Permissions and Tracking
Send automated confirmation notifications to non-symptomatic respondents’ mobile devices, which students and staff present upon arrival to gain entry to school buildings. Log any COVID-19 symptoms identified on-campus using Sickbay Reports, and manage contact-free Visitor Approvals with QR-code-enabled forms. With Operoo, you can securely collect and track attendance and health data to support contact tracing.
Let Operoo’s Digital Health Check Workflow do the work for you. Ensure only symptom-free individuals gain access to your school buildings every day; pinpoint symptomatic students or staff and immediately trigger follow-up protocols; and digitally capture all health check responses to support effortless data analysis and contact tracing.
About Operoo – Allovue Panel Discussion
Listen-in as fellow education leaders pinpoint the strategies, tactics, approaches and processes yielding educational results in a COVID-19 world.
Areas covered include:
1. Mitigating health risks
What processes and practices are being used to monitor, mitigate and report COVID-19 transmission throughout school communities; particularly among staff and students as part of face-to-face learning? How are you systemizing your approach to health management to simultaneously ensure reliability and that resources remain focused on learning outcomes?
2. Managing flexi-scheduling and blended learning
How are you managing the ongoing availability of flexible learning arrangements? How can you ensure equity and access for different cohorts of students, while effectively delivering instruction in a way that maintains learning outcomes for all? And, how do you manage these different streams of learning without putting undue stress on your people or bottom line?
3. Virtual school operations: Opportunities and hidden costs
Operating schools during COVID-19 has forced the education sector to adapt fast. What are some of the positive changes that will be embraced long-term? And, what are some of the pitfalls of virtual schooling, which have disrupted the education system’s current funding models? From childcare considerations, to digital technology, utilities & staffing implications.
4. Family engagement and responding to public scrutiny
Strong parent participation and community engagement are key drivers of student success. What communication methods and channels have proven effective for keeping school communities abreast of changing circumstances, engaged in the learning process, and feeling heard? And, how do you integrate (sometimes difficult) feedback into your decision-making process?
Meet our panel
Get to know our guest speakers
Allovue CEO & Founder
Jess Gartner is the CEO & Founder of Allovue, an EdFinTech company that empowers K-12 educators to strategically and equitably allocate financial resources. She has been featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Education (2015, 2016 All-Star), Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 (2015), and won the Maryland TEDCO Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2016). Jess earned her M.A. in Teaching from Johns Hopkins, winning the university’s 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award. She has taught in classrooms around the world, including the US, Thailand and South Africa.
Superintendent at Florence City Schools
Beginning his education journey as a Social Sciences teacher at Florence City Schools (2001), Jimmy was appointed Assistant Principal of Florence High School in 2007. Earning his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Samford University (2013), Dr Shaw was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Florence City Schools in 2015, becoming Superintendent in mid 2017.
Principal at New Dorp High School
Deirdre is a proud New York City educator with enormous leadership experience. Wokring as Assistant Princpal for Special Education throughout the 90s at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology (1991 – 1999), Deirdre is the current Principal of New Dorp High School – a position she has held for almost 22 years (1999 – present). In 2017, Deirdre received the Sloane Award for Public Service.
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About Operoo (formerly CareMonkey)
Operoo is a School Operations and Productivity Platform. Operoo is helping thousands of schools and other organizations around the world to eliminate slow, expensive and repetitive paper-based tasks. Operoo empowers schools to save time and resources by automating operational tasks and workflows, increasing staff productivity, parental engagement and student participation.
Streamline and digitize any school process, drastically reducing the associated costs: From permission forms, payments, and school trips; to medical information and emergency contacts, incident reporting, staff agreements, student onboarding and more. And, effectively communicate with staff, parents and your whole school community in over 100 languages with Operoo’s multi-language capability.
With Operoo, ensure every dollar and every minute possible is focused on students, rather than wasting resources on operational inefficiencies.
For more information, visit www.operoo.com
Allovue is a K–12 budgeting and finance platform that empowers educators – at both a school and district level – to strategically and equitably allocate resources to best support the needs of students.
Allovue provides innovative education finance technology solutions to educators nationwide to help them budget, manage, and evaluate school spending. The company also provides districts with supplemental services including funding equity analysis, diagnostic surveys, and financial management training. Allovue’s flagship product, Balance, is an online software platform designed to help K–12 administrators access, understand, and control their financial data.
For more information, visit www.allovue.com