Arrange for Substitute Teachers Online

Substitute OnLine, from Computer Software Innovations, Inc., is a 24-hour automated online substitute dispatching system. It is designed to replace expensive, complicated and awkward telephone calling systems. Clicking a button from the district home page and using a log-on code, teachers, secretaries and the district dispatcher can enter an absence in as few as three mouse clicks. Absence information is then available immediately to all qualified substitutes in the district pool.

Jobs are then screened from rejected subs while requested subs are optionally e-mailed/paged and have first priority until 6:00pm the night before an absence begins. The system is more efficient in job notification because information is immediately available to all district subs on their PC. Substitutes may preview all job details including a printout of lesson plans entered by the teacher. School secretaries may also verify each sub assigned and when the job was accepted. Computer Software Innovations, Inc., Seattle, WA, (800) 735-7063.

This article originally appeared in the 08/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.