What's the difference between SEMS/SmartFinder/SubFinder?

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by myownwoman, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. myownwoman

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    I am just curious as to how these different sub programs work.

    Thanks!

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    Our Subfinder is an automated call system where office staff or a teacher enters the employee number of a substitute as either a request or as a pre-booked job. Then Subfinder calls the substitute and lets her know there is an offer or a booking on her schedule.

    It also works as a semi-random system. For instance, if 100 schools call Subfinder with the need of substitute teachers, the system will call substitutes until the jobs are filled. I say semi-random, because in our district there is a calling order and different sub-pools for secondary, elementary, and other specialty areas.
     
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    I don't think there is much difference, just different companies offering basically the same services. I am in So Cal and in my area there are districts that use each of these systems.
     
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    Alright thanks for your comments!
     

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