Like at most districts, student registration and re-enrollment used to be a challenging time for administrators at Eastern Lancaster County School District (ELANCO).
It was a paper-intensive process, with parents physically coming to the office and spending half an hour filling out forms. The papers then went to the registrar’s office, where information was manually inputted into the Pearson PowerSchool SIS.
The process was hardly out of the ordinary; the pain points were the same as for any district still using paper registration. But that didn’t make them any easier to deal with.
This year, ELANCO SD deployed SRC Solutions’ Registration Gateway K-12 paperless registration and re-enrollment solution. And the benefits were felt immediately.
Fortunately for Eastern Lancaster parents, educators and taxpayers, things are different now.
This year, ELANCOSD deployed SRC Solutions’ Registration Gateway K-12 paperless registration and re-enrollment solution. And the benefits were felt immediately.
“It’s been great so far,” said Lindsay Sessions, the district’s Application Support Specialist.
The biggest change has been the automation of it; being able to save time and work by pushing information to several different systems. Accuracy has been improved, too.We just finished kindergarten registration, and we averaged between 3 and 5 minutes per new student enrollment – compared to 30 with paper. Not only did it go faster, but it immediately gave principals an estimate of how many students would be in next year’s kindergarten class. In the past, they didn’t get that information until the end of summer.”
Of course, more efficient registration isn’t the only thing SRC Solutions brings to ELANCOSD. The district plans to launch a new information update portal shortly, allowing parents to update standard information online, rather than filling out yet another paper form.
This change is expected to increase data accuracy – integration with PowerSchool will be automatic – and save time for both parents and district secretaries. Perhaps most importantly, the information update portal will help improve student safety, since it will ensure usable phone numbers – free of typos and multiple entry – appear in ELANCOSD’s Global Connect emergency notification system.
About SRC Solutions, Inc.:
Founded in 2001, the Pennsylvania company is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), which simplifies and automates cumbersome, repetitive and counter-productive work practices replacing them with easy-to-use, innovative electronic processes. SRC Solutions flagship Gateway Suite incorporates solutions to manage online registration, validate and clean data, as well as improve Student Relationship Management in the K12 market.
For more about SRC Solutions, Inc., please visit: registrationgateway.com