In 2007 the owner of our company, while serving on the board of an at-risk school, saw the school's constant struggle to save money and deal with the uncertainties of staff turnover, leaves of absence and skill levels.  Being the owner of an IT company,  he adopted business technology systems to the school environment resulting in a significant savings in staffing needs, but more importantly improved the school's day-to-day operating efficiency.  Today, many small school are enjoying this technological advantage.