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Congratulations to Our October Employees of the Month!
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from October 2019! Anna Dilley Portland Public Schools, CT Anna was nominated by Portland High School Principal Kathryn Lawson, who wrote: “Anna began as a substitute in our
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Work 5+ Days in November for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in November, 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! 
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Congratulations to Our October 2019 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:
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Congratulations to Our Brooks County Substitute of the Year!
On September 30th, Brooks County Schools in Georgia held its annual Teacher of the Year Banquet – and ESS was thrilled to get involved! We donated $500 toward the festivities and presented our first Brooks County Substitute of the Year Award to Brenda Jackson. One of the most sought-after substitutes in the district, Brenda has
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Congratulations to Our September Employees of the Month!
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from September 2019! Sonia Small Duval County Public Schools, FL Sonia was nominated by First Coast High School Secretary Renee Blazek, who wrote: “Ms. Small is always willing
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Work 5+ Days in October for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in October, 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! 
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Congratulations to Our September 2019 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:
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Should I Partner with a School Staffing Specialist
When staffing challenges are complicating day-to-day operations and preventing your district from managing teacher absences efficiently, staff morale suffers and student learning is inevitably impacted. If this sounds familiar, it may be time to consult a specialist.  A K-12 education staffing agency specializes in placing daily, long-term, and/or permanent staff in school districts across the
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5 Best Practices in School Budgeting
With a new school year underway, school districts around the country are settling in for a promising new year. But in many districts, staffing shortages are interrupting the flow of business-as-usual. In fact, the lack of sufficient substitute teachers is the “number one concern” this year in at least one Pennsylvania school district. The need
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How to Cover Teacher Maternity Leave in California
Though employers have some discretion regarding how maternity leave is provided, it is a right afforded under federal law via the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Several states, including New York, New Jersey, and California have policies that further define how maternity leave is provided. For teachers, when this need for extended leave occurs
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