Education Case Study
Department: Student Services
Location: Abilene, Texas
Interviewee: Shauni Vaughn, Director of Student Service
“BlueInk has provided us the opportunity to share documents with parents in a safe and secure way. It has also made
our requirements of acquiring parental consent easier by providing a convenient way to reach parents through email
and/or cell phones.”
Hours to Complete ARD Documents with Blueink
Reduction in Human Error
Wylie Seeks Modern, Frictionless Method of Obtaining Parent Consent Via Virtual ARD Meetings
Wylie ISD was using Frontline, the school administration SaaS, for electronic agreement tasks. But there were too many steps involved in acquiring eSignatures through that platform.
In response, Wylie’s dedicated educational service center (ESC) provided Zoom subscriptions at a discounted rate so that parents could sign documents digitally via video conferences. This solution was ultimately unsuccessful, and the student service department investigated Docusign as their next potential resolution.
When we started looking for solutions a year ago, our diag told me that getting signatures through Frontline had too many steps. And we were very unsuccessful at getting signatures through Zoom.
When we heard the price from BlueInk, we were like, “We can afford that.”
BlueInk’s Workflows Offer Parents and Teachers the Most Convenient and Efficient eSignature Experience
The DocuSign pricing model was way too expensive for Wylie.
Still exploring, Shauni received an email from her superintendent recommending BlueInk as a platform boasting all of the robust, dependable features that DocuSign offers at a fraction of the cost.
Shauni scheduled a demo and discovered that BlueInk’s eSignature suite is the easiest and fastest way to get parent signatures.
Save Time, Money, and Paper
Wylie Independent School District now saves a staggering amount of time when acquiring signatures for a wide array of consent forms. They even use the platform for attendance sheets.
Wylie ISD Student Services department go-to feature with BlueInk is the text message feature, which allows her department to instantly and effortlessly obtain consent on psych records, doctor requests, and beyond.
The cost is so reasonable, and it enables us to share the documents with the parent in so many different ways. Even after parents are invited back next year for in-person ARD meetings and attendance signings, we will always keep BlueInk because of the time it saves and the convenience it creates when getting signatures on consent forms.