ENTERING INTERNAL (SCHOOL) EVENTS VS ENTERING EXTERNAL GROUP EVENTS
Collecting data is an important part of the Facilitron platform, therefore ENTERING data correctly is an important part of the integrity of the data.
One area of confusion is what constitutes an internal reservation and how it differs from a external reservation. An example that's a clear distinction would be the difference between the high school basketball team's practice schedule and a commercial business renting an auditorium for a business seminar. Other less clear examples might include school-related groups like the PTA who aren't charged fees by the school or facility owner. These groups are STILL treated as an external group in Facilitron, even if they don't pay fees.
ENTERING EXTERNAL GROUPS CORRECTLY IS KEY TO DATA INTEGRITY
The data collected and reports generated by the Facilitron platform illustrate why external groups cannot be entered as internal whether or not they are paying fees. Utilization reports by renter will show the number of hours a particular group used a school facility. To maintain data integrity, these groups MUST be entered as external.