Dallas, TX, September 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Recent budget cuts in the nation’s public school systems have sent school districts scrambling to cut costs and look for alternate sources of revenue. Several school systems across the US have already taken important steps to generate income on their own, including Coppell Independent School District (ISD) in Texas.
Five years ago, Coppell ISD made a decision that would save the 10,200+ student school system tens of thousands of dollars annually and help them capture lost revenues. In fact, in 2007 alone, Coppell ISD generated more than $230,000 in rental income, money that was deposited into the district’s general fund. The revenue was captured using a software program called SchoolDude.
SchoolDude is a turnkey program that manages the process of renting school facilities to community groups. Using SchoolDude software, Coppell ISD handles the calls for facility rentals, scheduling the use of school space, managing custodial needs, generating invoices and avoiding scheduling conflicts. Through SchoolDude, districts are able to manage valuable space and generate income by renting classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, school auditoriums, athletic fields and even the school’s stadiums.
“In a time of tight budgets, it’s more important that ever that we seek alternate sources of income and more effective ways to manage costs,” said Merry Dunphy, a manager in Coppell ISD’s General Services Department. “With SchoolDude, we have an easy-to-use program that allows us to recoup the costs associated with outside groups using schools’ facilities. We are able to actually generate much-needed income.”
The program has resulted in significant cost savings and reduced waste.
“In the past, we were manually processing forms in triplicate, which was a huge waste of time and paper,” said Dunphy. “Sometimes, the paperwork was never generated or was lost somewhere in a paper chain. With SchoolDude, managing the use of school facilities is all computerized and is so much easier. Everyone appreciates not having to fill out tons of paperwork. Without SchoolDude, scheduling the 500+ groups and organizations we accommodate on a monthly basis would be a nightmare.”
In addition to the basic scheduling and facilities management software, SchoolDude offers modules designed to assist school systems with capital planning, energy management and utility tracking, work requests, preventive maintenance programs and field trip planning.
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