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
Utah Holiday Food Drive
Attention Washington County School District (Utah) Subs and Community Members: ESS is proud to support the Angel Tree Project’s food drive this holiday season, and we encourage you to join in the giving! We’re collecting non-perishable food items during regular school hours through Wednesday, December 12th at the following three locations: ESS Office 1031 South BluffRead More
Staffing Agencies: 3 Creative Solutions to School Budget Cuts
After the financial crisis swept the globe in 2008, the economic downturn took its toll not only on the private sector but also on the public domain. Many states cut income taxes, and those actions subsequently diminished the primary source of funding for educational institutions. More than 10 years later, the negative effects of theRead More
Work 5+ Days in December for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in December, 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