[Districts] are spending more than a dollar per document printed when accounting for paper costs, ink costs, machine maintenance, staff labor and stamps.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) June 18, 2019
ParentSquare Inc., a provider of unified school-home communications, has launched Secure Document Delivery, a feature that allows schools to deliver important documents such as report cards to parents directly through the ParentSquare platform. Delivery can occur flexibly, via email, text, app notifications and traditional mail. In addition to saving resources such as paper, postage and time, schools and districts will be able to track who received their secure documents digitally, and choose to physically mail documents to just those who did not - ensuring a stronger parent reach.
The Secure Document Delivery feature updates and upgrades the traditional system of manually printing and mailing documents. “Most of the districts we serve currently use special printers, pressure sealers and stamp machines to prepare each report card to mail out to families,” said Anupama Vaid, founder and president of ParentSquare. “They are spending more than a dollar per document printed when accounting for paper costs, ink costs, machine maintenance, staff labor and stamps. The letters can not be longer than a single page. And at the end of this whole process, schools have no idea whether parents are actually receiving and reading these letters.”
ParentSquare’s Secure Document Delivery streamlines the process of sending documents and includes reporting metrics and customizable elements. The program automatically prepares student documents by parsing a master file safely uploaded by the school, which can include documents of varying lengths. Schools can send the documents immediately or schedule delivery, and have the ability to attach customized translatable messages for students’ families. There is still the traditional option of printing documents for families who prefer paper copies or whose access to technology is limited.
Attendees of ISTE 2019 can get a look at the new Secure Document Delivery feature by booking an appointment at http://psqr.io/2019-events. To learn more about Secure Document Delivery, read ParentSquare’s blog article: http://psqr.io/secure-doc
ParentSquare unifies all tools from the district office and classroom to the family, providing oversight throughout and powerful reporting metrics. With extensive student information system integrations, translation to more than 100 languages and access via app, email, text, voice, and web portal, ParentSquare enables schools to engage all families, ensuring equitable communication. Founded in 2011, ParentSquare is relied upon by more than a million educators and families in over 40 states. For more information, visit http://www.parentsquare.com and follow @ParentSquare .