This blog was written by Mike Burrahm. For more than 20 years, Mike has been as a strong advocate and valuable resource for small businesses in both Utah and Wyoming.

School administrators have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. From managing relationships with teachers, staff, students, and parents, to staying up-to-date with curriculum and training requirements along with all other requirements employers have to comply with, schools can be complicated businesses to run. PEOs can help schools manage many of the employer compliance pieces to allow administrators the time to focus on their area of expertise in education. Here’s how:

Reduced Employee Administration

Schools often have complicated payroll processing schedules. Payroll takes time away from other important things you could be doing to better your school. PEOs offer payroll processing services that include convenient solutions such as direct deposit, online access, employee onboarding, paid time off tracking, and much more. Additionally, PEOs help with time-consuming employee garnishment administration and verifications of employment. These solutions give you back extra time each week to focus on the success of your teachers, students, and school.

Affordable Employee Benefits

Keeping good staff is essential to running a great education program. But it can be difficult to keep staff when your company is too small to offer competitive benefits. One of the advantages of partnering with a PEO is the ability to provide competitive benefits including health, dental, vision plans, life and disability insurance and much more to your employees at an affordable cost. This can allow you to get the kind of benefits your staff wants and needs while managing your tight budget.

Labor Law Compliance

Understanding and keeping track of changes to labor laws can be exhausting and confusing, especially when you’re also worried about curriculum or school district requirement changes. PEOs are experts on state and federal employment laws, meaning they are always up to date on changes to employment laws, and can advise you on any actions you need to take. Not only will this protect you from unnecessary liability, but it will give you more time to dedicate to your school.

Running a school is a difficult but impactful job. Partnering with a PEO is a great way to ensure that you can use your time and energy to benefit your staff and students the most. If you’re interested in learning more about partnering with a PEO, contact Helpside.