Automated Planning Solution for School Trips Eliminates Inefficiency of Manual Processes, Saves Money for School Districts

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Recent Enhancements from Cook Consulting Account for Drivers’ Preferences and Seniority, Avoids Scheduling Conflicts

School districts can now arrange transportation for school trips and athletic events more efficiently and accurately using the enhanced Travel Tracker ( automated field trip management solution, developed by Cook Consulting. The web-based solution allows teachers and administrators to better manage permissions and approvals, transportation, staffing, meals, and expenses.

Recent improvements to the Travel Tracker solution permit drivers to bid on scheduled trips, and it automatically accounts for drivers’ preferences and seniority. By eliminating the need to prepare driver assignments and schedules manually, the solution saves school administrators’ time, and avoids double booking of drivers or equipment.

Built by Cook Consulting, a company that specializes in automated solutions for K-12 school administrators, Travel Tracker has been deployed by more than 100 school districts throughout the U.S. These districts benefit from less paperwork, more useful school trips, and more productive use of teachers’ and administrators’ time.

Unlike manual processes that require teachers and school administrators to use paper forms, email and telephone calls to manage school trips, schools take advantage of Travel Tracker’s single trip proposal form, automated routing, tracking, and notifications, and rapid reporting features.

Travel Tracker Part of App-Garden Solutions for K-12 School Administrators

Travel Tracker is one solution of the App-Garden (, a suite of solutions developed by Cook Consulting. Other solutions include Volunteer Tracker (, designed to help school districts manage school volunteers more efficiently.

Cook Consulting has also developed the App-Garden University, a library a training resources including the Effective Substitute Training (!effectivesub/crqp) course and the Virtual Substitute Training ( course. These courses help school districts build a pool of better qualified substitute teachers at no cost to the school district.

With more than 25 years of experience serving hundreds of K-12 school districts, Cook Consulting understands the specific needs of school administrators. Its solutions are easy to use, easy to deploy, and they are supported by experienced experts.

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Tammy Cook
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