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

The 3 Types of Inventory Audits That Will Boost Your Data Accuracy

Performing these 3 types of inventory audits throughout the year will improve your data accuracy and usability. By Gena Blankenship School districts need to know where their assets are at all times, and a reliable inventory tracking system is the first step to having great data at your fingertips. The next step...audits! One of the best ways to boost the… Read More