We absolutely love this system,” said Michael Burrows, academic coordinator for Hugoton Learning Academy. “It’s very easy for everyone to use, and the students like this method of tracking time much better. They think it’s cool to swipe in.
Plano, Texas (Vocus) October 14, 2010
Roll call in the classroom takes on new importance when schools are funded based on student attendance. At Hugoton Learning Academy, a simple attendance system from Wasp Barcode Technologies allows students to clock-in and clock-out with the scan of a card, ensuring that time for students is tracked accurately each and every day.
A charter school in rural southwest Kansas, Hugoton Learning Academy provides non-traditional education for grades seven through 12. The school needs accurate attendance records to comply with state regulations to receive funding.
In the past, the school gathered this information on a paper sign-in log at the front desk, but managing this data became difficult and time-consuming. The school purchased WaspTime with a barcode time clock and student badges, which reduced the time required to tabulate student attendance by 80 percent.
“We absolutely love this system,” said Michael Burrows, academic coordinator for Hugoton Learning Academy. “It’s very easy for everyone to use, and the students like this method of tracking time much better. They think it’s cool to swipe in.”
With WaspTime reports, Burrows and other school officials can easily share attendance data both inside and outside the school. Reporting to the state for the required “count days” is now fool-proof and incredibly accurate.
“I can easily comply with the annual state attendance reporting requirement,” Burrows said. “When ‘count days’ come up, I run the report, submit the information, and I’m done. Life is so much easier now.”
The school is able to keep each student’s detailed contact information as part of their attendance records. This centralized location for contact information further streamlines the process of monitoring student attendance.
“This makes it so easy to find phone numbers and other information for students and their families,” Burrows said. “When there is an attendance problem, tracking down contact information is just a click away.”
A complete synopsis of Hugoton Learning Academy’s results with WaspTime is documented in a case study that can viewed at http://bit.ly/WaspTimeCaseStudy.
About Wasp Barcode Technologies
Wasp Barcode Technologies provides data capture and tracking solutions designed specifically for small business. Products include inventory control, asset tracking, time and attendance, barcode scanners, barcode printers, and point of sale (POS) solutions. Wasp products help small business owners manage their companies more efficiently with improved productivity and profitability. Learn more at waspbarcode.com or call 866-547-WASP (9277).
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