What is a Permanent Substitute Teacher, and How Can They Improve Your District?
With nearly every state struggling with teacher shortages, finding substitute teachers has become an increasingly important part of school administration. You must not only ensure classroom coverage, but also the preservation of meaningful instruction. Thankfully, the permanent substitute teacher is emerging as a viable solution to these day-to-day challenges. But what exactly is a permanentRead More
Why are Quality K-12 Substitute Teachers Important?
Cold and flu season is upon us, impacting schools and districts throughout the U.S. Though certainly a challenge throughout the year, the problem of adequate staffing levels is exacerbated during the long winter months when inclement weather compounds the difficulties caused by seasonal illnesses. In fact, it is arguably the most difficult time of theRead More
Work 5+ Days in January for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in January, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. The more days you work, the more chances you gain to win one of these awesome prizes!Read More
Congratulations to Our December 2018 Raffle Winners!
Each month, we give away more than $1,000 worth of exciting prizes to some lucky employees who meet or exceed certain work frequency and performance qualifications. We want to reward our most dedicated people with an opportunity to win something big! We’re pleased to announce the winners of last month’s raffle:Read More
How Much Does K-12 Education Staffing Cost?
Staffing a K-12 school is expensive—on average, four-fifths of a school’s budget is earmarked for staff salaries and benefits. As the effects from the financial crisis of 2008 linger throughout school systems nationwide, you may be facing growing concerns about how to stay within your budget without sacrificing student achievement throughout your district. This fall,Read More
Why Streamlining Your Staffing is the Best Way to Cut a School Budget
When looking at your school district budget, it’s easy to see where the vast majority of costs lie. In most cases, personnel expenses—salaries and benefits—comprise close to 80% of the total annual budget of a typical school. Because of this, each fiscal year, administrators in search of the best ways to cut school budgets oftenRead More
5 Best Practices for K-12 Education Finance
Saying that it’s not easy for school districts in the realm of K-12 financing is an understatement. Funding models across each state have their own nuances, and you must continuously stay on top of changes in tax structures and grant programs before attempting to create a realistic budget proposal. But thankfully there are a numberRead More
Substitute Staffing Program Checklist
The most successful substitute staffing programs are those in which the school district has invested time and resources into building a truly stand-out program. These investments lay the groundwork for a program that not only operates more effectively, but also encourages professional growth for substitutes and greater student achievement. Launch your substitute staffing program towardRead More
4 Creative Teacher Retention Strategies Any District Can Employ
One of the most important goals for any organization remains attracting and retaining the best talent available. In your school district too, you must focus on hiring top educators and keeping them comfortably onboard. Like any other job, the lure will always mainly involve salary and benefits, but in the unique profession of educating youngRead More
Congratulations to Our November Employees of the Month!
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select two employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from November 2018!Read More