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We recently announced our Campus Champions Program, new for 2014, and the 47 schools and individuals that are a part of the inaugural class. Campus Champions rank within the top 20 percent among their peers in the nation in the categories of Facility Use, Energy Management, Inventory Management, Preventive Maintenance and Information Technology Management. SchoolDude analyzed more than 75 terabytes of data from more than 6,000 educational institutions to measure performance and identify the top performers. The selection as a Campus Champion is a testament to saving significant money and time.
“Excellence is a journey, not a destination,” said SchoolDude President Lee Prevost in a recent press release. “The ongoing excellence achieved by our Campus Champions highlight their best practices. In an increasingly challenging environment, Campus Champions have embraced the power of technology to improve school operations. A dollar saved in operations is a dollar more for education. As Campus Champions, they are helping their schools and their peers across the nation best apply education resources for everyone.”
A few of our Champions were also kind enough to share some of their thoughts and experiences:
Eileen Mode, office supervisor of Kennedale Independent School District in Kennedale, Texas is a Campus Champion for excellence in maintenance and operations. “We have been able to eliminate paper and now have a quick turn around on our work,” Mode said. “Establishing accountability has been a major improvement compare to the ‘olden days’ of triplicates and faxes that often got lost in the shuffle.”
Derek Senn, technology division facilitator for Homer Community Consolidated School District in Homer Glen, Illinois, is a Campus Champion for excellence in preventive maintenance. “We have used SchoolDude to streamline our maintenance, custodial, technology and preventative maintenance work. It has created an instantaneous line of communication between teachers and support staff within our district,” Senn said. “The time between work order submission and job completion has been significantly reduced. The data metrics that we have been able to acquire from the system has been incredibly valuable. We learn things about our district everyday with the data that we are able to derive from leveraging SchoolDude.”
Peter Lindner, director of maintenance for Wheaton Christian Grammar School in Winfield, Illinois, is a Campus Champion for excellence in preventive maintenance. “With SchoolDude’s web native system tracking is a breeze to use, history is easy to retrieve, and reports are quick and informative,” he said. “Credibility and confidence has been gained from both the school board and administration because I have been able to demonstrate reliable data history to support recommendations for large equipment purchases or replacements.”
Denise Wooldridge, facilities usage manager for Rockwood School District in Eureka, Missouri, is a campus champion for excellence in facility use. “SchoolDude provides a one-stop shop for facility scheduling. We have seen tremendous improvements in the accuracy of our data related to facility usage in the district. The detailed reports generated by the system are amazing. They have proven extremely valuable as we make decisions that allow us to continue our commitment to making facilities available for use by the community while ensuring we are doing so in a fiscally responsible way.”
To read the full press release you may visit our website here.
A complete list of Campus Champions can be found online at: http://tinyurl.com/2014campuschampions