K-12 Textbook Manager Regional Meet Up Builds New Peer Connections

November 4, 2013 – In an effort to further support and mentor school district textbook managers, Hayes Software Systems recently launched its first regional meet up hosted by Virginia Beach City Public Schools in Virginia.  The highly interactive half-day event expanded on Hayes Software Systems’ commitment to create a community environment where K-12 Districts can improve their instructional material operations through best practices. Participants received an education market update, shared operational insight and discussed successful management strategies for textbooks and educational resources.

The first annual regional meet up was attended by 30 representatives from school districts across Virginia and Maryland. The meet up offered a unique opportunity to bring representatives of schools districts responsible for instructional material purchasing and accountability to begin sharing best practices.

The development of the meet up initially grew from the company’s TIPWeb-IM Software User Group Meeting, held in conjunction with the meet up event. The user group meeting is an annual event offering educational sessions on a wide range of software features and business-process topics.

Meet up goals:

  • Networking. Discuss with textbook managers from districts of all sizes how they are navigating the evolving challenges of instructional material planning, vendor negations, and school support services.

User Group Goals:

  • New product developments. This unique opportunity puts the customers in direct contact with the managers and executives of Hayes Software Systems. Find out what’s new and what’s in development.
  • Future product updates. User input is very important to the staff of Hayes Software Systems. Be part of discussions that shape present and future functionality of the TIPWeb-IM product.
  • Networking. Hear and see how other TIPWeb-IM users get the most from their implementation through either scheduled networking opportunities or casual conversations.

District textbook managers who attend the meet up will continue their communications throughout the year virtually in the ConnectWise Partner Forums, evaluating each other’s progress against goals they jointly set during the meeting.

“The user group meeting at Virginia Beach was great!” exclaimed Floyd County PS’s Textbook Manager Diane Huff. “I am coming back armed with more knowledge, and better equipped to manage my district. The meeting is always well worth it. I have to thank Hayes for hosting these events.”

About Hayes Software Systems

By incorporating respected methodologies with the unique needs of education professionals for over 23 years, Hayes helps over 5,500 schools across 37 states, including 25 of the top 100 largest districts in the country, implement inventory control solutions. Hayes is a privately held company specializing in inventory automation solutions and consulting services to support K-12 instructional technology and instructional material accountability. While primarily servicing K-12 school systems, Hayes also has customers in higher education, state agencies, and government entities. For more information, visit www.hayessoft.com.

Company Contact:
Matt Winebright
CEO and President
Hayes Software Systems

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