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[Template] School District Position Management and Control Plan
School districts don’t run a generic recruiting, hiring and onboarding shop like most corporations in the world. Therefore, district HR, Finance & Payroll professionals should have the ability to plan for all of the intricate and unique staffing scenarios that they run into throughout the year. Budgeting can be tricky, often infusing a ton of red-tape in the process that, when overlooked, can bottleneck processes and ultimately negatively impact education.
Quiz: The Price of Teacher Attrition
It’s no secret that America has been in the throes of a teacher shortage, and that it doesn’t look likely to change soon. But with the high cost of teacher turnover, district leaders can’t afford to sit back and watch the teacher pipeline leak.Continue Reading
New to K-12 HR? 4 Tips for Success
So, you’ve been hired by a school district to work in Human Resources. Congratulations! Whether you came from another position in the district (instructional or not), or a career outside of education, you’ve taken the first steps toward something special. The work you do in the central office is crucial to student success, and incredibly rewarding. Just imagine the joy you’ll bring to new educators hired for their first full-time teaching job, or employees in the district who rely on you for help.
Curriculum & Instruction: A 30,000 Foot View
It’s so important to understand the people you serve. Any good boss knows the needs of his employees. An excellent coach knows what motivates her team members. Teachers know what gifts and needs their students bring to the classroom. But it can also be helpful to hear about the experiences of counterparts — those who hold the same position you do — in other districts.Continue Reading
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Best Practices for Planning Extended School Year Services
As the trees begin to blossom, our thoughts turn naturally to spring and even summer. But if you’re a special education administrator or intervention specialist, your pre-summer list is probably a mile long, even as early as March.Continue Reading
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Top 5 FERPA & HIPAA Misconceptions for Schools
We live in an age filled with threats to student privacy. As an important member of your school community, you’re a defender of that privacy. And that role comes with a great deal of responsibility. Part of your responsibility is understanding two primary laws that protect against the unlawful disclosure of personal and health information: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.Continue Reading
3 Key Themes from Insights Summit 2019
The inaugural Insights Summit is a wrap, and it was an amazing experience! As a Frontline Education team, we feel truly thankful to serve such a great group of clients.Continue Reading
How ERP Software Smooths the Journey for School Business Officials
District administrators are pushing back on K-12 technology companies to do a better job of connecting the data that schools depend on for everything from security and compliance to reporting and funding. Historically, school business professionals have worked on an island in corporate finance software that requires costly code customizations and supplemental spreadsheets to make it work for education.Continue Reading
The 2 Sides of Improving Special Educator-Paraprofessional Collaboration
A special education teacher and paraprofessional share their special educator-paraeducator collaboration experiences ― including challenges they’ve faced and tips for improving communication.Continue Reading
5 Tips for Using Video as a Professional Learning Tool for Teachers
You know that feeling you get when you hear yourself on tape, or see yourself on video? Is that really what I sound like? Do I really look like that?Continue Reading
Human Capital Management
Breaking Down the New Hire Orientation Checklist
Beginnings are important. If you start a book with an underwhelming first chapter, or a television show with a subpar first few episodes, you’re less likely to see it through to the end. The same could be said for work — people are more likely to be engaged and stay in a job where they feel prepared and appreciated from Day 1. And in a setting like education, engagement and retention are even more critical because they directly impact students.Continue Reading