The Waco, TX, Independent School District (WISD) serves over 15,000 students across 32 campuses. For WISD’s Accounting Department, that means cutting 300-400 checks a week to vendors and agencies serving the district, as well as handling the information management needs that come along with AP processing for a mid-size ISD like Waco. (more…)
College Station Independent School District (CSISD) in College Station, TX, needed a more efficient way to manage content for its Special Services Department to provide students with timely, specialized assistance. (more…)
As the IT Director for Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) in Ontario, Canada, Mike Hiltz provides IT leadership and proactively brings technology opportunities to HWDSB’s various departments. (more…)
Giving underprivileged children a head start in life is more difficult now than ever before. Broken homes, urban violence, poorly-funded school districts, inadequate access to health care and constant increases in the cost of living are making life more and more challenging for these kids every day. That’s why, for the disadvantaged youngsters in Los Angeles County, the Head Start-State Preschool program is so vital to their well-being and future success.
Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. All told, nearly 25 million preschool-aged children have benefited from the program nationwide.
Several school districts on the eastern side of the Twin Cities agreed they all needed a document management system to handle a massive backlog of student files. “All of us wanted Laserfiche, but none of us had the budget for it—so we figured out a way we could all buy it and use it,” says Kristine Carr, Administrative Services Director at NE Metro 916 Intermediate School District. After a year’s worth of meetings between business managers, four public school districts (NE Metro 916, North Branch Area, Roseville Area and Stillwater Area) had hammered out a plan to share in the cost of a single system that would serve as an enterprise standard.
Located at the southern shores of Chautauqua Lake, Jamestown, NY, is the largest city in picturesque Chautauqua County. The Jamestown Public Schools serve approximately 5,000 students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade at six neighborhood elementary schools, three middle schools and one comprehensive high school.
In 2003, the Jamestown City School District’s human resources department began investigating document management as a possible solution to managing an ever increasing amount of paper. The department’s six employees were responsible for managing personnel records, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, employment applications and reports regarding civil rights, unemployment and workers’ compensation, as well as all files relating to negotiations, arbitrations, grievances and meeting minutes of the district’s seven unions. (more…)
One of the best school districts in Louisiana is using Laserfiche enterprise-wide to manage its mission-critical information, including student and teacher records, board of education minutes, financial transactions and property inventories. (more…)
Teaching incarcerated and at-risk juveniles is the job of the Alternative Education division of the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Shuttling between courthouses, treatment facilities, juvenile halls and foster care, these teens and pre-teens often got lost in the system in the past.
Thanks to the instantaneous electronic transfer of their educational files, made possible by Laserfiche WebLink, these juveniles now are keeping up with schoolwork and counseling opportunities. This increases the likelihood of their eventual rehabilitation. (more…)