The upgrades and enhancements will support districts in meeting complex federal requirements for parent and family engagement and uphold central district policies for communication with parents while simultaneously increasing their ability to respond to the school, and district.
Fremont, CA: TransACT's Parent Notices software platform, leveraged by school districts and state departments of education to enable compliant and equitable parent engagement, launched a significant upgrade to support schools in touchless and paperless engagement. The new communications requirements set forth by ESEA (ESSA) and Civil Rights are required regardless of the learning model selected by schools, districts, and states during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The upgrades and enhancements will support districts in meeting complex federal requirements for parent and family engagement and uphold central district policies for communication with parents while simultaneously increasing their ability to respond to the school, and district. In some cases, the upgrades will also state mobile delivery and form delivery on any device a parent uses, student roster data integration for automated form population (SIS integration), touchless digital signature collection, reporting on parent receipt, and completion. The update will also provide sign-in with Facebook or Gmail to avoid an increased number of passwords, a custom form builder, PDF storage and standardization of all existing forms, automated approval workflow, and text message and chat capabilities.
"The platform enhancements and engagement capabilities are a direct result of the customer feedback that we actively solicit and review from our districts and state partners. Teachers and parents have app fatigue and want to be able to complete their administrative communications quickly, easily, digitally and districts want to know that forms and notices are being used in a standard and compliant way," said Alyssa Thornley, Director of Sales and Marketing. "The new interface and features provide a simple way for parents, teachers and administrators to access the most important parent and family engagement resources, safely and on the device of their choice."
The new update aims to reduce the overall amount of time that administrators spend to create an effective communication strategy in multiple languages. It will also reduce the number of resources spent on creating and translating documents, the amount of time that teachers and administrators spend navigating complex federal requirements for communication, and allowing educators to provide compliant notifications in multiple languages with their students' families.