HR Solutions for Schools

We provide technology and services that help K12 school districts handle complicated HR processes more effectively.

Why Appleton?

Appleton functions like an external HR office that augments and supports the internal HR offices of schools with additional resources in recruitment, onboarding, and workforce management. Our HR professionals help school districts by taking on their most difficult HR problems.




RoleCall is Appleton’s all-in-one HR software for schools. The robust software was developed to relieve school districts of the burdens of antiquated employee management systems. RoleCall includes substitute management and time and attendance features, and in fall 2016, will also include applicant tracking and records management capabilities and a training center.

RoleCall’s features provide better support for your HR department, CSFOs, principals, teachers, and substitutes than other, outdated software on the market today.



Many school districts across the country are facing a teacher shortage.

Despite their efforts to recruit qualified certified teachers and staff, they are unable to hire the optimal number of teachers to meet the required student-to-teacher ratio and to fill classrooms.

Ultimately, the inability to find qualified teachers who are ready to work affects the ability of schools to provide the best education to students.

Appleton can help you:

    • Recruit qualified teachers with our Teacher Placement Services.



School districts need qualified, available, and ready-to-work non-certified support staff to fill vacant positions.

Recruiting efforts for these positions can be burdensome and costly for district HR departments. Once a potential candidate is identified, the difficult process of onboarding them prevents the ability to fill urgent support staff vacancies and accommodate drop-in students.

Furthermore,  given the low salary of non-certified support staff positions, the health and retirement benefits can be very costly and often exceed 80% of a team member’s annualized salary.

Appleton can help you:

    • Reduce spending on non-certified staff without reducing quality or negatively impacting your existing staff.
    • Manage your support staff workforce with more flexibility around the associated bureaucracy.
    • Fill your hard-to-fill support staff positions.
    • Train your support staff for important positions like SPED and Pre-K that is meaningful, research-based, and convenient.



By the time a student finishes 12 years of school, she will have spent almost a full year with a substitute teacher. A substitute workforce therefore plays an important role in ensuring continuity and quality of education when teachers and support staff are absent. However, managing all of the various HR and daily scheduling functions associated with this workforce can be difficult and time-consuming.

Appleton can help you:

  • Manage your substitute workforce with our new all-in-one software, RoleCall
  • Provide an alternative to outsourcing substitutes with reduced headaches, improves fill rates, and ACA compliance.
  • Maintain compliance with ACA without limiting substitute hours.
  • Improve the satisfaction of your substitute workforce.
  • Train your substitutes.



Students require support and resources beyond the traditional school day, but school districts are often limited in their time and ability to create and deliver programs during out-of-school time. Appleton can help your district to offer after school, summer, or instructional support programs with very little administrative burden.

Appleton can help you:

  • Improve your district’s current after school program.
  • Implement an extended learning program.
  • Improve test scores.


Appleton is continuously looking for the most talented people in education to join our team. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of students in your area or in schools across the nation, click the button below to apply today.


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