cafeteria management

Asked by Amanda Reid on 2009-02-16

Is it possible to create a function for cafeteria management so that teachers can input lunch/milk orders and the office can then charge accounts?

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

It would be possible... ;-)

This is outside the scope of what the core team has funding to do in the foreseeable future. However, we'd love to see it done one way or another, whether it would be by finding additional funding for our developers or helping someone else (a school, vendor, state, etc.) develop an open source component themselves.

Amanda Reid (grcsclerk) said : #2

Thanks for your quick response!

We are a small Christian School. There are many more tiny schools just like
us. We see the school tools project as a new source of life's blood to
lower our costs. The computer tech that supports us has shown us your
program and is changing us over desk by desk to a Linux based Network, again
to drive down the high cost of our providing a good education to the
students of our community.

  We will provide any info to assist in this project that we can.
Many of the larger schools may use School tools but there are many more of
us struggling small schools. We will gladly pass on any feedback and sing
the praises of your project.

  We are not sure how to help you directly. We do offer our prayers for more
funding and the knowledgeable people to keep this program growing.

  Please feel free to ask any questions required to grow this project.

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Tom Hoffman proposed the following answer:
It would be possible... ;-)

This is outside the scope of what the core team has funding to do in the
foreseeable future. However, we'd love to see it done one way or
another, whether it would be by finding additional funding for our
developers or helping someone else (a school, vendor, state, etc.)
develop an open source component themselves.

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #3

Hi Amanda,

At this point, the biggest thing you can do to contribute to the project is to test and use SchoolTool and give us feedback. The goal of the project is to provide administrative software for schools in the developing world, many of which are small, so having small private schools in the US trying out and using our releases is very helpful. We aren't actually aiming to break into big US public school districts at this point.

I've got more of an urban public school background, so if you've got any advice on reaching schools like yours regionally or nationally, I'd be interested in hearing it. You can email me at <email address hidden> if you'd like.

Amanda Reid (grcsclerk) said : #4

Tom,

   There are a few ways to do this. Word of mouth, email, and some of
us locally testing and traveling in our circle. From that circle would
be other travelers. Our school has 3 or 4 other schools that we deal
with on a regular basis. Maybe setting up a dummy school and have a
group gathering. We can start it here in the Midwest. Asking
questions and showing what we have done. We presently use a program
called Sycamore. Taking the things that we like and use then
incorporating them into your package. We just started reviewing this
week.

   If your ST will do the things that Sycamore does it would save us about
70 a month. Not much but that is 700 a year. Our Computer Geek is
passing info thru me to you now. As he finds things and we ask
questions we will send comments/suggestions. We also are starting to
play with moodle and think the integration of the two is a great idea.
Again would be something we would test and share our findings. If needed
the Computer Geek would create a local test server to use as a testing
and demo point using that dummy school idea.

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Your question #61266 on SchoolTool changed:
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Tom Hoffman proposed the following answer:
Hi Amanda,

At this point, the biggest thing you can do to contribute to the project
is to test and use SchoolTool and give us feedback. The goal of the
project is to provide administrative software for schools in the
developing world, many of which are small, so having small private
schools in the US trying out and using our releases is very helpful. We
aren't actually aiming to break into big US public school districts at
this point.

I've got more of an urban public school background, so if you've got any
advice on reaching schools like yours regionally or nationally, I'd be
interested in hearing it. You can email me at <email address hidden> if
you'd like.

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #5

OK, Amanda, let us know what you find (and miss) with SchoolTool. We have already done some work on Moodle integration, and it will definitely be an important topic going forward.

Amanda Reid (grcsclerk) said : #6

Hi there,
I've been trying to set up a class in schooltool and I have the class
created but when I click on "new section" to try to put in a teacher, etc.
it doesn't bring up the next screen (the one shown in the screen shot on the
user guide.) Any ideas?
Thanks!
Amanda

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Tom Hoffman proposed the following answer:
OK, Amanda, let us know what you find (and miss) with SchoolTool. We
have already done some work on Moodle integration, and it will
definitely be an important topic going forward.

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #7

Hm... I think this is a bug we've fixed in our development code but not released. Ignas?

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #8

Amanda,

What exactly DO you see if not the screen in the instructions?

Amanda Reid (grcsclerk) said : #9

My screen looked like the instruction screen, except when I would click on
the button to open the class so that I could edit the teacher it just
wouldn't do anything.

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Amanda,

What exactly DO you see if not the screen in the instructions?

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #10

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:57 AM, Amanda Reid
<email address hidden> wrote:

> Amanda Reid gave more information on the question:
> My screen looked like the instruction screen, except when I would click on
> the button to open the class so that I could edit the teacher it just
> wouldn't do anything.

Ah... did you create a term and select it from the menu next to the
Add Button? I see I don't explicitly say to do that in the
instructions.

--Tom

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #11

Actually, I meant to make an Information Request above ^

;-)

Amanda Reid (grcsclerk) said : #12

Yes, I created the term and the class was there.....but when I clicked on my
math class nothing happened.

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Tom Hoffman proposed the following answer:
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:57 AM, Amanda Reid
<email address hidden> wrote:

> Amanda Reid gave more information on the question:
> My screen looked like the instruction screen, except when I would
> click on the button to open the class so that I could edit the teacher
> it just wouldn't do anything.

Ah... did you create a term and select it from the menu next to the Add
Button? I see I don't explicitly say to do that in the instructions.

--Tom

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