Edulink  Spring 2024 News & Updates

Welcome to Edulink’s Spring 2024 Newsletter! We are excited to share more with you about the NEW PAETEP that will launch this summer, as well as new enhancements to Comply!

Welcome to Our Newest Clients!

 

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New Covenant Academy

Manchester Academic CS

Big Spring SD

Western Center CTC

Bedford Area SD

Conrad Weiser SD

Greater Wyoming YMCA

Lampeter-Strasburg SD

Intermediate Unit 1

PA Distance Learning CS

Cumberland Valley SD

COMPLY

Conneaut SD

Susquenita SD

New Castle SD

Forest Hills SD

Hanover SD

Penns Manor SD

Western Center CTC

Fort Cherry SD

Franklin Area SD

Tidioute Community CS

Cumberland Valley SD

Belle Vernon Area SD

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We’re Celebrating 25 Years of Software Solutions for Schools!

The entire Edulink staff is proud to uphold our ongoing commitment to serving educators throughout Pennsylvania. To learn more about our incredible journey, visit our Anniversary page!

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Latest PAETEP News & Updates

Edulink is continually working to improve our products as technology changes and educator needs evolve. We are working on a comprehensive and total rebuild of PAETEP that some clients are currently testing. We’re aiming toward a Fall 2024 release. Stay tuned as we get closer!

The Updated Version of PAETEP will Officially Launch in July!

We are excited for clients to dig in and start using the upgraded software that promises a more robust user experience that incorporates a dynamic interface, enhanced security protocols, and streamlined navigation, all within a more contemporary design.

The new upgrade will feature many benefits, including:

  • Faster performance and more security
  • Accelerated page loads
  • Single sign-on and multi-factor identification
  • Significantly improved user experience with a cleaner, more functional layout with appealing tabs and icons to denote the status of observations
  • A new modern infrastructure and design that will enable Edulink to efficiently add more features in the future
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With all these new upgrades, the same highly rated customer support team is still in place to serve your needs during the transition. Read our blog post detailing the changes.

Beta Users’ Feedback Survey Results are in!

The upgraded PAETEP reflects all the client feedback we have received over the years. As you know, each year we made enhancements based on your feedback. However, some of the suggestions required new technology and infrastructure to be implemented. Hence, the NEW PAETEP!

We surveyed our beta users who have been using the platform throughout the 2023-2024 school year and the results are outstanding!

81% of users are extremely satisfied, and 95% are extremely satisfied or satisfied with the NEW PAETEP!

We could not be more excited for you to begin using it!

What Exactly Do Beta Users Love about the Upgrade?

Our beta users have been incredibly pleased with the upgrade and have shared some of their experiences with us.

“I wanted to express my appreciation for the new PAETEP tool. It has truly been a game-changer. The user-friendly interface and intuitive design have significantly improved the overall experience. Navigating through the site is a breeze, thanks to its cleanliness and well-organized sections. It is refreshing to see how easy it is to identify tasks and quickly understand what needs attention or assistance. The layout promotes efficiency, allowing for a seamless navigation process. The tool’s user-friendliness has not only saved time but has also contributed to a more positive workflow. The clean design makes it easy to focus on essential tasks without unnecessary distractions.”

Steven M. Smith

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction K-12, North Allegheny School District

“The PAETEP beta upgrade has been a seamless transition from the legacy site. It is more convenient than the legacy version in that you can get an overview of what has been submitted and completed for all your teachers on the Supervision Management page. It is easier to navigate and easier to track observations. Additionally, the customer service has been very responsive to any questions or support needs.”

Shawn Cruice

Principal, West Chester Area School District

Updated Resources and Overview Tutorials

Edulink has revised our support page resources and overview tutorials to coincide with the updates in PAETEP. Take a moment and review it HERE!

Evaluate your Support Staff in PAETEP

PAETEP is not only a fantastic resource for professional staff assessments, but also an amazing tool to evaluate your support staff. Our Custom Forms with Support Staff Module enables you to shape the evaluation process to perfectly match your unique requirements. Edulink now has a comprehensive library of templates available for users to replicate and tailor for their own specific needs!

 

Explore more about this feature to leverage the full potential of PAETEP. Learn more HERE!

Check out the built-in templates available!
  1. Administrative Assistant Evaluation
  2. Athletic Director Evaluation
  3. Business Manager Evaluation
  4. Custodian/Maintenance Evaluation
  5. Director of Custodian/Maintenance Evaluation
  6. Director of Information Technology Evaluation
  7. Food Service Evaluation
  8. Paraprofessional Evaluation
  9. Security/SRO/School Police Evaluation
  10. (Generic) Support Staff Evaluation
  11. (Coming soon) Information Technology Evaluation
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Latest Comply News & Updates

The Results are in!

96% of Edulink’s Comply clients are extremely satisfied or satisfied with the platform and our support team!

Your continuous input is truly invaluable as it helps us modify the software to seamlessly meet your needs!

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Spring 2024 Enhancements

Client feedback is integral to both your success and ours! As a result, Edulink has implemented the following updates to Comply:

Flex Hours – Now you can easily track flex hours with Comply and enable your employees to monitor their progress via a Flex Hour Report.

Emergency Cert – Identify teachers who are on an emergency certification and track their professional development hours without sending those hours to PERMs.

Requests – More and more clients are using Comply’s Requests Module to streamline approval chains and workflows within the district. Examples and ideas from other clients are being shared through Best Practices and reusable templates. Latest ideas include:

  • Request for New Course
  • Request Hours for Supervisors of Student Teachers
  • Request Hours for Mentors of First-Year Teachers
  • Request for Fundraising Effort
  • Request for Supplemental Reading Material
  • Request for Employee Anticipated Absence
  • Conference Request
  • Tuition Reimbursement Request
  • Flex Hours Pre-Approval Request and Follow-Up

Reporting – Additional reports have been added to Comply to view and/or export data for further review and analysis.

For a more comprehensive look at the Comply enhancements, visit our support page detailing the updates!

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Ensuring Compliance with State Mandates

Edulink is dedicated to ensuring that you meet all state mandates with ease, providing essential tools for compliance. We diligently track state regulations and promptly integrate changes into Comply to streamline your compliance process. This year, we have developed templates that cater to key requirements, reflecting our commitment to effectively serving your needs.

  • Act 55: State-mandated school safety and security trainings have been made available in Comply via specific templates for each requirement that include a link to the PCCD School Safety and Security Training website, allowing users to complete the training and submit Act 48 hours to PERMs. The following training courses are now available in Comply:
    1. Situational Awareness
    2. Trauma-informed Approaches
    3. Behavioral Health Awareness
    4. Suicide and Bullying Awareness
    5. Substance Use Awareness
    6. Recognition of Concerning Behaviors
    7. Emergency Training Drills (In-Person Training)
  • Security Awareness Training (Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network – CLEAN): A new template is available in Comply, covering the various security levels that help facilitate the completion of the training.
  • Coming Soon …
    1. Structured Literacy
    2. Professional Ethics
    3. Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Education

Did You Know …

At Edulink, we genuinely believe in empowering our community and supporting organizations that champion education and positivity. Take a moment to explore our philanthropy page and get a glimpse of the groups we stand behind.

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