The School District of Philadelphia Approves Two-Year Contract With New Substitute Staffing Provider
Kelly Educational Staffing(R) to Partner With SDP 2016-2018
PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwired – May 20, 2016) – Today, the School Reform Commission authorized the School District of Philadelphia to contract with Kelly Educational Staffing (KES®) to provide substitute staffing services for teachers and other school support personnel, starting with the 2016-17 school year. KES will start service September 1 and will continue through the 2017-18 school year.
A specialty service of Kelly Services®, KES is the largest provider of substitute teachers in the United States. Under the terms of the contract, KES will provide complete substitute service management for most per diem substitute positions, and will be responsible for the recruiting, hiring, assigning, managing and training of all substitute staff. Kelly will provide a dedicated team of recruiters, management and administrative personnel exclusive to the District, and access to a centralized customer support team with trained schedulers to constantly monitor and manually fill absences, including same day and last minute situations.
“We are committed to resolving the long-standing substitute staffing challenges facing our schools,” said Superintendent William R. Hite. “After reviewing various solutions, we have determined that Kelly Educational Staffing is the clear choice to provide us with reliable and consistent staff when absences arise.”
“We look forward to working with the administrators, teachers and students who make up the School District of Philadelphia,” said KES Practice Leader and Vice President Scott Apsey. “KES focuses on assisting teachers and school administrators in reaching the education goals of the district by filling classrooms with qualified substitute teachers who are dedicated to continued student achievement and learning.”
About Kelly Educational Staffing
Kelly Educational Staffing® (KES®) is a specialty service of Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), a global leader in workforce solutions and the first staffing provider to develop a comprehensive education talent management solution. Launched in 1997, KES partners with 6,175+ public and private schools in 35 states and has 100 percent success in improving substitute placement rates in all our partner districts. Nearly three million classrooms are filled by a KES substitute teacher each year. KES provides schools with quality substitute teachers and management solutions, in addition to staffing non-instructional positions. Combined with the 70 years of experience Kelly Services has in the staffing industry, KES offers our partner schools unique value and unparalleled experience and expertise. For more information, visit kellyeducationalstaffing.com.
About The School District of Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia is the largest school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the eighth-largest public school system in the United States. Enrollment includes more than 200,000 students in public, charter and alternative schools, and more than 17,250 employees. Under the leadership of Superintendent William R. Hite, the vision of the School District is to deliver on the right of every child in Philadelphia to an excellent public school education and ensure all children graduate from high school ready to succeed. The School District’s strategic mission, outlined in Action Plan 3.0, focuses on grade-level literacy, quality instruction and leadership, college- and career-readiness and financial stability. For more information about the School District, visit www.philasd.org.
SOURCE: Kelly Services