Technology Cultivates K-12 Success: Creating a Better Work Experience for School Staff in 2021-22

Examining the critical role of back-office technology in K-12 public schools

Outdated back-office technology is costing districts more than just time, dollars, and lost grant monies — it’s costing them their people and negatively impacting student success.

UKG surveyed more than 200 central office administrators in K-12 public schools across the U.S. to explore the extensive and lasting impacts of COVID-19 throughout the 2020-21 school year and better understand the critical role of back-office technology in creating a more desirable, technology-enabled work experience for educators and staff.

Findings show that K-12 schools are overdue for a technology upgrade. And due to a shortage of teachers, rising retirements, and ongoing hiring and retention challenges, the need to equip schools with modern workforce solutions capable of supporting strategic human resource management and planning — and that appeal to a workforce whose technology expectations are higher than ever — is dire.

This executive report intends to spotlight opportunities for K-12 to automate systems, centralize data districtwide, and create a better work experience for teachers and staff in the school year ahead. Explore:

  • What K-12 processes are more often manual vs. automated, and how this impacts everything from grant reporting and compliance to staff retention and bottom-line costs;
  • How outdated back-office technology and manual processes are impacting student success
  • The downside of decentralized labor data, including increased payroll errors, inconsistent processes across schools, impacts to grant reporting, and the inability to track districtwide labor costs in real time

Download the executive report for detailed survey findings.

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