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Does Your Routing Software Help You Effectively Respond to Driver Shortages?

The impact of driver shortages was thrust into the public eye when the COVID-19 pandemic forced transportation departments to manage meal delivery, critical route changes, and even wi-fi provisions, but most transportation department employees will

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Adverse to Technology in Your District? What to Look for in a Software Provider

When considering new education technology for any department in a school district, it’s best to have a well-thought-out introduction.  New software often drives amendments to old processes and requires a significant amount of adaptation on

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Is it time to modernize your bus routing software?

Some say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day...” but if the 2020-2021 school year taught us anything, it is circumstances can change quickly and adapting to change requires the right tools.

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Establishing a Data Driven Facility Department

Establishing a Data Driven Facility Department

School system administrators have been utilizing data to promote school improvement for some time now. Data such as test scores can help administrators establish baselines for performance, and pro-actively respond to areas that need targeted

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Pin-Drop Appeal: How Travel Tracker from App-Garden Optimized Meal Delivery and More for Farmington Municipal Schools in Rural Northwest New Mexico

Pin-Drop Appeal: How Travel Tracker from App-Garden Optimized Meal Delivery and More for Farmington Municipal Schools in Rural Northwest New Mexico

In Northwest New Mexico, the Farmington Public Schools Transportation Department is responsible for busing hundreds of students in a large area that includes a significant area of Navajo reservation lands. The district has 68 bus routes covering

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Providing You With Top of the Line Customer Care

Providing You With Top of the Line Customer Care

We hear it often, “We bought the software, but it was never fully implemented into the district.” Or that the implementation process took forever to be completed. We truly understand the apprehension to even consider a new solution based on a

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Volunteer Now at your local school

Volunteer Now at your local school

Why You Should Volunteer Now Why should you volunteer now is a great question.  Volunteering at your local school is always a wonderful way to bring compassion and joy into your daily life. By volunteering, you are likely to be happier and gain a

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How Facility Management Software Has Changed in the Last 30 Years

How Facility Management Software Has Changed in the Last 30 Years

  In the realm of technology, consumers eagerly await the latest and greatest version of our favorite products or devices. For example, oftentimes long lines are formed outside of electronic supplier storefronts as we excitedly

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Keeping Parents in the Loop

Keeping Parents in the Loop

Many transportations departments and schools have experienced the early morning phone calls from parents or guardians wondering where their child’s bus is. Late buses happen sometimes, whether it is from mechanical issues or traffic, and

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App-Garden Releases Bluetooth Thermometers Integrated with Tablet Solution

App-Garden Releases Bluetooth Thermometers Integrated with Tablet Solution

The App-Garden, a cloud-based software provider for K-12 School districts is announcing the addition of a Bluetooth temperature screening module in Travel Tracker that addresses the concerns of students entering school buses or buildings

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App-Garden Releases New Features to Aid in Volunteer Recruitment in New School Environment

App-Garden Releases New Features to Aid in Volunteer Recruitment in New School Environment

The App-Garden, a leading cloud-based software company who works with K-12 administrators nationwide, has released new updates to the Volunteer Tracker to aid school districts with including volunteers in the new school environment.  The

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Substitutes Needed: School Districts Expect High Demand for Substitutes

Substitutes Needed: School Districts Expect High Demand for Substitutes

According to a USA Today report, schools and school districts are deepening their pools of substitute teachers.  With the uncertainty of the virus and teacher uncertainty about entering the classroom, substitutes are in high demand for

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Volunteer Management: Develop a Plan and Avoid Frustration

Volunteer Management: Develop a Plan and Avoid Frustration

Volunteers are a valuable resource for organizations.  And, managing volunteers need not be a source of frustration.  With little time and attention, your organization can generate powerful volunteer impact and strengthen connections with

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New Routing Features that Offer Flexibility For Schools

New Routing Features that Offer Flexibility For Schools

Districts nationwide are currently preparing for the fall semester and some of the biggest concerns we are hearing are about social distancing and preparing for different scenarios for the 2020-2021 school year. Most school districts are

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Volunteer Safety during COVID-19

Volunteer Safety during COVID-19

With the coronavirus pandemic that we are all facing, the need for volunteers is growing.  Many are without jobs and stable income or unable to find food and basic needs due to school and organization closures and store storages.  Your

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Are Your Substitutes Trained and Ready for School in 2020-2021?

Are Your Substitutes Trained and Ready for School in 2020-2021?

Over the course of a kindergarten through 12th-grade education, the average student will spend an entire school year with a substitute teacher according to Education Week.  Teachers cannot avoid bringing in a substitute teacher.  Teachers

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What will the Fall Look Like for Schools?

What will the Fall Look Like for Schools?

  States nationwide are slowly starting to reopen their doors, but the time for school in most areas has already passed. Most schools closed mid-March and never reopened for the 2019-2020 school year. School boards nationwide

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Volunteering during COVID-19 - Benefits to People's Well Being

Volunteering during COVID-19 - Benefits to People's Well Being

Volunteering:  Benefits to People’s Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic There are a variety of reasons why people volunteer.  People may volunteer for the chance to give something back to the community or make a

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New Asset and Inventory Management Feature

New Asset and Inventory Management Feature

The App-Garden is excited to announce the release of new features within the Facility Tracker for Asset and Inventory Management. We continuously strive to meet the needs of our customers and understand that every school district

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Practice Thankfulness

Practice Thankfulness

Any time during the year is a good time to thank your volunteers!  Volunteers are helping organizations achieve their mission and provide much-needed assistance to the organizations served.    More Americans than ever are

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Managing Your Facilities During COVID-19

Managing Your Facilities During COVID-19

Welcome to today’s version of the “new normal”! Tomorrow it may change. That is the current reality we all share…many things are unknown, and it can feel a little disconcerting. A couple of things to remember…we are all in this together

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Working From Home with Kids

Working From Home with Kids

The current global situation has pushed many workers into the uncharted territory of working from home. Whether this was a request from an employer, state-mandated order, or due to a child remote learning from home, working from home can

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2020 New Year's Resolution: A Year of Helping Others

2020 New Year's Resolution: A Year of Helping Others

With the holidays comes the spirit of giving. All around the world people will volunteer their time to help those in need from cooking at their local soup kitchen, packing boxes for Toys for Tots, working with local churches or

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