Solution to streamline processes, improve accuracy of student data, and increase efficiency
May 24, 2016, Folsom, CA – PowerSchool was selected by Arizona’s Flowing Wells Unified School District to customize an online student registration solution. The 5800-student district is moving its student registration process online to better allocate resources and achieve accurate and up-to-date data by the first day of school.
“We decided to pursue an online option for student registration to streamline the process for our families. Parents won’t have to spend hours at an onsite location to register their child for school. They are able to do so in a matter of minutes from the comfort of their own home and on their own time. We want registration to be done more efficiently and less expensively—PowerSchool Registration will help us do that,” said Assistant Superintendent, Kevin Stoltzfus at Flowing Wells Unified School District.
The electronic format allows families who have more than one child in the district to ‘snap’ data from one student to another. SmartForm™ technology, an intuitive tool built into the solution, collects relevant data based on previously entered information or choices (grade, activities, medical history, etc.). The data submitted by families is reviewed, polished, and formatted to meet district policies and then delivered into the student information system (SIS), resulting in accurate and up-to-date records on the first day of school.
“Our district did its due diligence and vetted different vendors. We looked at price and compatibility with our SIS and although other solutions were compatible, they required additional work. With PowerSchool Registration, we can create unlimited forms and our parents will have access to support. Student data will import directly into our SIS as opposed to generating the information via a CSV file and then uploading that data,” noted Stoltzfus.
The State of Arizona switched to a current-year funding system. State and local revenue will be distributed to schools based on the number of students districts expect to have for that same school year. “Implementing PowerSchool Registration enables us to have a better sense of enrollment each school year. We’ll be able to allocate our resources and receive the funding needed from state and local entities,” said Stoltzfus.
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