Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost? What do I need to buy?
  • How can I afford this and how do I pay for it?
  • My school has special considerations for dismissal. Will this work for us?
  • Our dismissal is complex. Can a system work for us?
  • Our enrollment changes from year to year; how do I decide how many licenses to purchase?

Answers

How much does it cost? What do I need to buy? New clients pay $2.50 per student for an entire school year. Returning customers pay $1.50, $2.00, or $2.50 per student for an entire school year depending upon how early they renew. Student licenses are transferrable; if one student leaves the school and another joins, there is no requirement to buy a license for the new student.

Optional After Care service costs $2.00 per After Care student per school year, which is usually much fewer licenses than for the entire school. After Care licenses are not transferrable because the payment history must be maintained even for students who leave the school.

There are no other purchase requirements for the school. No special computer hardware is required; Silent Dismissal works on any Internet connected device with a modern browser. Parent car tags are generated from within the software and may be printed on a local printer.

How can I afford this and how do I pay for it? Parent organizations can be a source of funding along with other novel approaches such as auctioning preferred dismissal spots on a yearly or semester basis. We accept payment via check or on line with a credit card.

My school has special considerations for dismissal. Will this work for us? Believe it or not, nearly every school believes their dismissal is unique, but it is rarely the case. With over one million student dismissal actions we have a wealth of experience and features to support those needs. If your school does have a dismissal requirement that is new and unique, we'll add it to our software at no cost to you then make it available to all of our clients.

Our dismissal is complex. Can a system work for us? The more complex your dismissal, the more you need an automated system. If dismissal was exactly the same every day, then it would be simple to create a repeatable process, but dismissal is just a little bit different each day, and an electronic system can quickly adjust to those daily changes.

Our enrollment changes from year to year; how do I decide how many licenses to purchase? This questions confronts all of us whenever we are planning in advance. We automatically grant a 2% license buffer to account for minor enrollment variations, but for major variations there are two options. When renewing early for the lowest price, it makes better economic sense to purchase a few extra licenses at the lower price. Alternatively, additional licenses may be purchased later but those are charged based upon the date of purchase, so it is usually advisable to purchase a few extra up front.

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