Schools worldwide go paperless to save time and money


ParentPaperwork is a tool for schools to capture parent permissions using online forms. There are no apps to download, and it works with any phone, tablet or computer. ParentPaperwork helps schools of all sizes to improve productivity and efficiency, and make managing forms remarkably quick and easy for staff and parents alike. This resource brings school paperwork into the modern enterprise world, and empowers a better exchange of school and student information digitally using the cloud.

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Schools in half a dozen countries around the world are now using ParentPaperwork, an online forms platform designed for both staff and parents. Most schools still rely on a paper-based forms to capture parent permissions for activities like excursions and sports activities. With this internet-based alternative, schools have an easy-to-use replacement for all paper forms.

The international company estimates that the average classroom uses 25,000 sheets of paper each year, which equates to 833 pieces of paper per pupil. According to their calculations, a school with 2,000 learners could be using 80,000 pieces of paper a year just to send forms home to parents. Thanks to ParentPaperwork’s online platform, schools are being more effective with time and cost, both monetary and environmental.

“Paper tickets for parents to sign and respond to have been eliminated for the first time in KIPP’s history,” said a representative from KIPP Academy, Houston. “21 years of copying paper, passing them out, explaining them to the KIPPsters, waiting for the hopeful return to school, hunting down missing signatures - all of it now evolved into a professionally crafted email where parents can instantly respond through the email that takes them to an online form."

ParentPaperwork makes compliance around parental permissions something easy to prove and to show. No longer can a parent question whether they gave approval or not. With the online system school administrators can track parent responses and know the exact date and time they completed their forms.

A teacher from Burnside Primary, South Australia, said: "Our parents love the immediacy of ParentPaperwork and we now average between 95% and 97% response rate within a week of sending out a notice. Lost paperwork is almost unheard of now…”

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