You’ve Applied for Emergency Connectivity Funds, Now What?

In May 2021 the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) announced the rules and roll out of a $7.17B program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to support schools and libraries in need of technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known as the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), the plan enables the purchase of laptops, tablets, hotspots, and broadband connectivity for… Read More

End of Year Device Collection Checklist

Prepared by Hayes Software Systems, below is a checklist to ensure your end of year device collection process runs smoothly.     Prepare for Device Collection  Establish collection locations   Identify roles and responsibilities of team members   Create device drop off schedule  Design traffic flow plan (i.e. one way lines for car drop off, etc.)  Determine team member training requirements on processes and procedures  Develop Device Collection Processes and Procedures  Choose workflows for statuses and notes (i.e. damage, storage)  Decide receipt delivery method (i.e. printed, email, signature capture)  Communicate Device Collection Process  Email parents and guardians collection… Read More

How to Streamline Your End of Year Device Collections

The school year is winding down and districts across the United States are preparing to collect devices from students and teachers alike. With more devices than ever before, end of year collections can be a daunting task. Utilizing your asset inventory management system will help keep the collections process organized with up-to-date data and reporting. Here are some quick tips to remember while tackling the end of… Read More

Avoid a School Budget Crisis with Asset Inventory Management

Each year, school districts are tasked with managing thousands of assets such as computers, textbooks, furniture, vehicles and more. Being unable to track fixed assets can result in billions of dollars wasted. As we work through closing out one budget season and moving into the next, many school districts face a similar question: How to make up for shortfalls in… Read More

Top-Notch Programs for Top-Notch Tools

The education landscape is changing, and at Hayes, we love being part of it! A couple of weeks ago, Education Dive published a piece by Marquitta Mitchell of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been customers of Hayes Software Systems since 2017, utilizing our TIPWeb-IT & TIPWeb-IM to efficiently manage their assets and inventory. In the article, Marquitta… Read More

Is Your District Ready for These 2016 Education Trends?

By Adam Rosenfield 2015 was a year celebrating milestones in educational technology. According to Audrey Watters, who runs the website HackEducation, this past year was the 25th anniversary of the first one-to-one laptop program (at the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne, Australia), and the fifteenth anniversary of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, which made Maine the first state in the USA to provide laptops… Read More