AESOP fills in for Teachers
April 11, 2019

AESOP fills in for Teachers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop)

Aesop is used to assign substitute teachers for teachers when they are absent. When a teacher needs to be absent due to illness or other obligations including professional responsibilities such as a field trip or professional development, teachers use AESOP to register their absence so a substitute can be found. AESOP is used for all teachers in my district. This program addresses the problem of finding substitute teachers for inevitable absences.
  • Allows teachers to mark themselves absent 24/7: this is a plus because you don't have to worry about the message being lost by a service. You can also procure a substitute in advance if you know you'll be out for a professional training or field trip.
  • You can upload your lesson plans or email your substitute so the substitute is prepared to teach your classes.
  • You can see a history of absences so you can cross-reference your leave allotments with your history on AESOP.
  • Teachers cannot cancel their own absence. We have to ask the office staff to do so. This is irritating when an absence must be canceled (Due to a canceled professional development, for example).
  • Sometimes absences go unfilled. It would be great if AESOP could have a roster of qualified substitutes to cover absences.
  • You cannot assign your absence to a particular substitute if you know he or she is available and a good fit for your absence.
  • Filled absences for teachers.
  • Manage employee attendance balances.
  • Attempted to match best subs with the best fit opportunities for them.
Aesop is excellent for absence management in the school setting. Aesop has been used in elementary and secondary schools successfully. I have used Aesop as both a substitute and permanent employee. Aesop isn't a good fit if a district doesn't have enough substitutes to fill all absences. Aesop only matches permanent teachers with subs currently on a district's roster.