In addition to its functionality as an automated attendance and security system, CAASS can phone parents about attendance issues, track textbooks issued to students, and print report cards.
Along with New York City public schools, CAASS is currently operating in Baltimore City Public Schools, the School District of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Washington, D.
For more information about CAASS and its installation in New York City public schools, contact John Amatruda at (888) 792-0128 (toll-free) or by e-mail at jamatruda@schooltech.
With the CAASS system, students scan a photo ID card in the morning and their time of arrival is automatically entered into the school's server.
Over and over again teachers tell us the same thing, CAASS saves wasted time and resources and makes time for teaching.
Many of the schools using CAASS have done away with homeroom and used the saved time for student activities, which means 20 more minutes each day for teaching and other productive student activities.
As president of George Washington's parent teacher organization, I can say that we are very pleased with the benefits CAASS has already delivered in terms of safety, improved attendance and saved resources.