By next year, employees of Covington Independent Public Schools will be able to clock in and out either via their cell phones, kiosk or designated stations in their
Instead of completing paper time sheets by hand, the Covington Independent Public Schools and the Board of Education decided to go with an electronic timekeeping system called Kronos. Kronos will automate time, attendance and leave management processes. In addition, employees can submit leave requests using Kronos. Managers can see accurate employee leave balances and respond electronically to requests. Another benefit of Kronos is that in the event of an emergency, the attendance process will provide real time information for staff member in each building.
While we are still in the information gathering stage, we are excited about Kronos. A committee comprised of representatives from schools and departments throughout the district has been meeting and gathering data and feedback in order to make recommendations on best practices for our district. Members of the committee even visited Boone County Schools to talk to employees and witness first-hand how their electronic timekeeping system and devices are functioning for employees such as teachers, administrators, cafeteria and custodians. Keep in mind that Kronos is not new to this area. St. Elizabeth Hospital and Children's Hospital have been using Kronos for several years.
We will begin implementing this system by piloting Kronos in a school and perhaps a department. Our sites will have a voice in deciding which options work best for them. We can tailor the system to meet specific needs.
As we get more information, we will share it with you. In the meantime, to learn more about Kronos please go to www.kronos.com