Time & Attendance

The 5 Myths of Time and Attendance

So you’ve pretty much written off most popular myths: the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, we never really landed on the moon (conspiracy theorists, cover your ears)! But when it comes to time and attendance and workforce management systems, some myths are surprisingly hard to shake off. Here are some of the common myths school districts […]

Time & Attendance

Paid Sick Leave for California Substitutes

While some jurisdictions have not yet adopted paid sick leave laws for part-time workers, the number that have has steadily risen over the last few years. California, however, is one of just three states where paid sick leave is mandated statewide for part-time workers. According to the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB […]

Time & Attendance

A New Challenge: Paid Sick Days for Substitutes

Over the past few years, the number of jurisdictions passing paid sick day laws has risen rapidly. In 2006, only one passed a law mandating paid sick leave: San Francisco. But in 2016, three states, one county and ten cities passed sick day legislation. These laws pose a compliance challenge to all employers, but can […]

Time & Attendance

Buckle Up: FLSA Lawsuits Looming over School Districts

With the expanded overtime regulations on hold, you may think your school district has been granted a reprieve. In that case, you’re only half right. Whether the overtime regulations are passed, blocked or modified, the renewed focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) could pose issues — in more ways than one. Now that […]

Time & Attendance

Department of Labor Publishes New Overtime Rules

For the past ten months, employers and HR professionals around the country have been hitting “refresh” on the Department of Labor’s website, anxious for news about overtime. There was some anxiety in the business community when the Labor Department first proposed changes to the federal rules around overtime pay — specifically, who will be eligible […]

Time & Attendance

Quiz: Test Your Overtime Knowledge

Last July, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division proposed significant changes to the rules around overtime pay. The proposed updates have gotten a lot of attention from employers, and when the DOL solicited feedback from the public, they received around 270,000 comments. Clearly, the issue has struck a nerve. Have you been […]

Time & Attendance

Q & A: Proposed Overtime Regulations

It’s no secret that many school districts — and businesses of all stripes, in fact — are keeping a close eye on the Department of Labor’s proposed updates to overtime pay regulations. Certain workers don’t receive overtime pay because of the nature of their jobs — the Department of Labor’s “Duties” test states that they’re […]

Time & Attendance

How Will the Proposed Overtime Regulations Impact Your District?

In the scramble to fill open vacancies for fall, onboard new hires and “ramp up” for the start of school – not to mention taking a few days of summer vacation – it would be easy to look past any headlines for federal overtime regulations. Don’t make that mistake! This is not just about manufacturing, […]

Time & Attendance

White Paper: Are You Prepared for a Department of Labor Audit?

A Department of Labor (DOL) audit is the “monster under the bed” for many payroll and business professionals. You don’t want to believe in it. You don’t think you’ll ever see it. But it could pop up at any time, and if it does, it might not look pretty. With governmental regulations constantly evolving, school […]

Talk Data to Me

A data-centric view on the challenges facing school districts

Recruiting & Hiring

Talk Data to Me: Hire Rates

According to a 2021 Frontline survey, about two-thirds of over 1,200 school and district administrators reported having a teacher shortage. Some districts experienced the teacher shortage worse than others. About half of the respondents reported difficulty filling jobs across all grade levels and subjects while the other half felt the effects of the shortage in […]

Teacher Absences & Subs

Talk Data to Me: Trends in Absence Management and Substitute Pools

Troubled by substitute shortages and low fill rates? You’re not alone. These are challenges faced by many districts, and for good reason. Substitute management is no walk in the park: a lot of different elements go into maintaining and managing a healthy substitute pool.   To overcome the challenges associated with the substitute shortage, districts […]

Recruiting & Hiring

Talk Data to Me: The State of the Instructional Teacher Shortage

The Frontline Research and Learning Institute recently published a research brief called “The State of the Instructional Teacher Shortage”. Following a basic supply and demand economic model, the analysis investigates the quantity of candidates applying for jobs (supply) as well as the availability of open positions (demand). Trends show changes to both sides of the […]

Student Data

Talk Data to Me: Supporting the Health Needs of Students and Staff

In early April, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that schools should be reopened and “full-fledged in person” come fall 2021, regardless of vaccination status. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona echoed this in early May, saying that he expects a full return for all students in the fall. With most states no longer placing restrictions on school […]

Front & Center

A series showcasing various leaders in the K-12 space