Clay Community School Supt. Dan Schroeder announced at the last school board meeting the integration of AESOP into the school corporation.
AESOP is an automated substitute placement service. It automatically processes the substitute placement and the absence management of teachers and faculty.
Substitute teachers can apply for jobs through the phone or Internet. They may also receive automatic notification of open positions.
There is no requirement of hardware or software and access to the service is allowed at anytime anywhere.
Teachers can plan when they will need to take a day off or if an emergency arises, all they have to do is call a toll-free number or log onto the web at http://www.frontlineplacement.com/educat....
Then the system will automatically contact the substitute teachers on the lists managed by the school district.
A skills-matching/preference list is in place to ensure that the most qualified substitute is placed in the classroom.
"I learned about this program through a workshop at West Central Indiana Education Service Center," Schroeder told The Brazil Times. "It is a better system than the one we have in place and it will make the teachers and substitute teachers happy."
The AESOP program is designed to alleviate the stress of finding a substitute teacher for the classroom.
Substitutes can also go online or call a toll-free number and indicate the days and times that they are available, and this, with the specialties list, will help to place subs in the classrooms.
Administrators will be contacted on which employees are absent, why they are out and who is the substitute in their classroom.
The program offers payroll interface ready reports, substitute teacher performance reporting and an absence data analysis and reporting.
"If substitutes are unable to attend any of the scheduled meetings, then contact the central office by calling 443-4461," Schroeder said.
The Clay Community School Corporation has set up three meetings to inform teachers and substitutes about the AESOP system:
* Clay City Jr./Sr. High School: Aug. 26, 2008, at 4:15 p.m., in the Auditeria,
* North Clay Middle School: Aug. 28, 2008, at 4p.m., in the Commons
* Brazil Public Library: Aug. 29, 2008, at 10 a.m., in the public meeting room.