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5 Tips to Protect Your Inventory Management Program from the Summer Slide

Published by Jessica Zaleski at July 7, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

Researchers have coined a term called the “summer slide” that describes the tendency for students to lose the achievement gains they made during the year if they don’t continue to stay engaged in stimulating educational activity. And it can happen to your inventory management program too if you don’t keep up your positive momentum throughout the season. Here are five tips to prevent your district from experiencing the “summer slide”.

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The Dangers of a Homegrown Inventory Management System at Your School District

Published by Jessica Zaleski at May 23, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a completely custom system can be significant, the risks and costs over time outweigh the benefits.

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Measuring Inventory Management Effectiveness: 5 Metrics You Need to Track

Published by Jessica Zaleski at May 10, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

When managing an asset inventory program, districts have a litany of data points from which to make strategic decisions to optimize people and processes. All this information can sometimes cause paralysis at your district and stall your program. How do you know which data to track to get the most out of your inventory management program?

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Understanding California’s Williams Settlement Textbook Requirements

Published by Jessica Zaleski at March 28, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials

At Hayes, we understand how education laws affect your inventory management strategies. The Williams Settlement, a law passed in California back in 2004 helped to change the game for students and school districts, enabling more students to get access to textbooks. We review how the settlement applies to your inventory management strategies and what you need to know about meeting the requirements.   

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6 Tips for Creating an Instructional Material Procedure Manual at Your School District

Published by Jessica Zaleski at March 25, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials

We’ve enlisted Cherie Crews, the District Instructional Resources Specialist at Keller ISD for the past 11 years, to give her insight into how districts can develop a policy and procedure manual to reveal important information to district staff. Read on as Cherie shares the top six tips she’s learned while creating and updating Keller ISD’s manual for the past three years.

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