3 Strategies to Make Inventory Management a Daily Habit for Your Staff

By Morgane Le Marchand Nick DePauw, Director of Information Technology at Patterson School District in northern California, knows the challenges of keeping inventory data clean. With 8 campuses, 3 district sites, and over 6,200 students, DePauw oversees over 14,000 assets in the district. In this guest blog post, he shares his tips for motivating district and campus staff to execute daily… Read More

Standardize Inventory for Implementation Success

Standardize inventory data and increase the chance your software implementation will succeed. By Morgane Le Marchand Successfully implementing an asset management system isn’t just about software. You need defined processes in place to make sure that your new system delivers strong ROI. Before you even begin inputting inventory data into the system, it’s important to invest time planning how you’ll… Read More

4 Reasons Your Homegrown Inventory Management System Will Fail

Your homegrown inventory management system isn't a sustainable solution. By Emily Frazier 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 custom-designed system can be alluring at first, the risks and costs over time… Read More

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

By Adam Rosenfield You spent the year working toward tracking and managing your inventory more efficiently. You saw where changes in your policies and procedures have worked, audits were conducted on time, and loss rates are decreasing. But if you don’t pay attention to your inventory during the summer, all of the progress you made during the year could be… Read More

What Your District Needs to Know About Property Insurance

By Adam Rosenfield Are you prepared if a major disaster hits your school district? Your district is full of valuables within the walls of each building, millions of dollars’ worth of assets and materials. So if a disaster strikes, knowing exactly what you have could save your district a lot of money. The first thing you’ll need to do if… Read More

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

By Jessica Zaleski When it comes to managing instructional materials, it takes a team of people to keep everything running smoothly. As you start to plan for next year, one way to improve instructional material management efficiency is clearly defining and communicating policies and procedures through a manual you distribute to your staff. We’ve enlisted Cherie Crews, the District Instructional Resources Specialist… Read More

3 Inventory Management Onboarding Best Practices From District Textbook Coordinators

By Jessica Zaleski Making sure your district inventory management procedures are followed starts at the beginning of the year. The first few weeks of the school year are the perfect time to help your new inventory management employees understand your district’s culture and your expectations as a textbook coordinator. To start the year off on the right foot, we recommend you… Read More

5 Inventory Management Implementation Tips Straight From Tyler ISD’s Instructional Technology Specialist

By Jessica Zaleski An effective inventory management system can automate processes and result in more accurate data, improved staff satisfaction, and more efficient buying. Getting to that place is dependent on having clean data and coordinated processes, which can be difficult with legacy systems and piecemeal procedures. The key to success is effectively making the move from those antiquated tracking… Read More

5 End of School Year Tips for Successful Textbook Inventory Management

By Jessica Zaleski As the semester winds down, school district instructional materials coordinators begin looking ahead to their end of year processes. With everything that your campuses need to complete this time of year, you may start to feel overwhelmed about getting your coordinators to quickly accomplish these processes. But fear not! We’ve compiled a list of best practices that… Read More

Quick Guide to E-Rate 2.0 Compliance for Schools

By Jessica Zaleski E-Rate 2.0 is here, and there are some important changes that might help you and your district provide broadband connectivity to your students and increase the reach of digital learning in your classrooms. For those of you not familiar, let’s begin with a quick overview of what E-Rate is. Then we’ll dive into some of the details about… Read More