KickUp and Red Rover Unveil Integrated Solution Streamlining Teacher Absence Management

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EXTON, PA — KickUp and Red Rover have announced a new integrated feature that links Red Rover’s absence management application with KickUp’s professional learning management system. This integration means school districts using both platforms will now have a unified solution to manage teacher absences related to professional development (PD).

The feature is designed to streamline the process of arranging substitute teachers when regular educators are attending PD sessions. This functionality will be available at no extra cost to districts already using both KickUp and Red Rover, providing a cost-effective solution to a common administrative challenge.

Daniel O’Shaughnessey, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Red Rover, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration. “We’ve heard from district leaders about the inconvenience of using multiple systems that don’t communicate with each other for managing teacher professional development and arranging substitutes,” he said. “Now, teachers can request substitutes at the same time they register for PD sessions, saving time and making it easier for site leaders to ensure classrooms are covered.”

Jeremy Rogoff, Co-founder and CEO of KickUp, echoed this sentiment. “Our goal at KickUp is to remove barriers to teachers accessing high-quality professional learning,” he said. “This integration with Red Rover eliminates one of those obstacles by making it simple and efficient to find substitutes when teachers seek learning opportunities.”

Several districts that use both Red Rover and KickUp have already tested the new functionality. Among them is the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District in Texas. The district’s Chief Academic Officer, Kelly Kovacs, praised the integration, saying, “This may seem like a small thing, but it makes educators’ lives so much easier. It shows how Red Rover and KickUp are constantly innovating and finding more ways to support districts.”

KickUp is known for its educator success platform, which gives K-12 school districts a comprehensive view of educator growth and development. The platform has become an essential tool for district administrators, principals, and instructional coaches, helping them maximize the impact of professional learning and increase teacher effectiveness and retention.

Red Rover, on the other hand, specializes in creating top-tier software solutions for mission-critical tasks in school workforce management. As the fastest-growing absence management solution, the company supports more than 900 districts across the country, ensuring that the best educators are in every classroom, every day.

The integration of these two platforms represents a significant step forward in streamlining education administration. By reducing the time and effort required to manage teacher absences and professional development, KickUp and Red Rover are providing a solution that could transform the way school districts operate, making it easier for teachers to access professional development opportunities and ensuring classrooms are always adequately staffed.

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