In Newton-Conover City Schools, a new field trip bus scheduling program called the Travel Tracker is being implemented for all trips beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Teachers will now have the capability of entering their own field trip requests, which will not only eliminate paper but also will allow you to follow your field trip request through the approval process. Teachers will have the ability to print customized parent permission slips. Coaches will be able to assure their buses for athletic contests have been scheduled, as they can view this information on a trip calendar.
The system is completely internet-based giving staff access to the system at any time from a web browser. Staff will have visibility of all your trip requests immediately as well as a system-wide trip calendar. The field trip request is automatically sent to the staff member responsible for approving the trip via email. The system automatically notifies the school bookkeeper, the school nurse, and cafeteria manager when a field trip gets approved.
This system will save money not only in regards to paper costs, it will also save a lot of time spent in the creation and duplication of efforts relative to the field trip request process. N-CCS is excited to implement this efficient and streamlined system for field trip requests and approvals going forward!!