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‘District Click’ helps districts control forms, approval processes

New features include customized workflows, pre-populated district templates, and reporting

Three years after launching its flagship platform that delivers digital permission slips and forms for K-12 schools, Permission Click has announced a major new release aimed at districts.

District Click powers centralized curation of parent-facing and internal form templates, dissemination of these templates to schools via the Permission Click platform, customized workflows for approvals, multi-site management, and reporting.

“It’s clear that making it easier to collect permission slips and forms from parents at a school level is only part of the story,” said Chris Johnson, the co-founder and CEO of Permission Click. “Districts often have fancy policies and approval processes they’ve spent years crafting centrally, but that fall flat at the school level in the wild.”

District Click was inspired by customers’ practical needs, Johnson said. “We realized how much time we spend with district administration shedding light on the processes their school staff actually used day to day, and to be candid, they are commonly shocked to learn how differently waivers and forms are used from one school to the next.”

Iain Riffel, the assistant superintendent of programs at Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg, is amongst the first group of districts to implement the platform. “We have robust policies and processes in our division for things like Student Activities and Permissions, and administering these policies across dozens of schools is a sizeable effort,” Riffel said. “District Click automates the process of sharing forms and policies, approval workflows, and visibility of active events consistently across our schools. We’re looking forward to rolling this out across our division in September.”

Johnson pointed out that day-to-day use of Permission Click by the company’s existing user base will remain largely unchanged, adding that, “School staff in districts rolling out District Click will notice incremental features including pre-populated district templates, automated workflow for approvals, and more, while parents enjoy the same trusted experience.”

ISTE attendees can experience a live demo of District Click at the Start-up Pavilion booth #1311.

Laura Ascione

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