Lunch/Meal logging software
Wasn't sure if this should be in "MIS Systems", but anyway.
My main school has recently moved to all registration being done on teacher laptops direct into SIMS. (I think that the LEA wants to be able to "follow up" on missing kids). However, there are still paper registers for what lunch the kids are having, which the head Dinner Lady then has to go through and add up by hand. (I think there is also some sort of token system so that the kids get what they said they wanted in the morning - i.e. meat/veggie/own).
It just seems a bit of a waste of effort. I had a quick look at SIMS but didn't spot any Lunch options, so I'm wondering if anyone has any clever/free/"teacher friendly" software that can be used to record who wants what lunch and then collate/total the information.
I know there is one system (that was looked into, but had a huge annual fee) that meant the kids could self-register on the Smartboard, but I'm thinking that there must be something else available.
1/2 considering knocking together something that takes the SIMS lists (pretty sure it will export to CSV) and does the job, but don't want to be responsible when/if it goes wrong (and I couldn't design anything that looked pretty enough!).