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Warren County Public Schools Realigns with Geovisual Analytics Software

Warren County Public Schools will realign its attendance map with the help of geovisual analytical software.

The district was facing the potential of up to 200-300 new students each year and was discussing moving students in grade 6 to the middle schools owing to increased preschool enrollment. The district turned to GuideK12 for help with the realignment.

"We looked at many tools, but were impressed by GuideK12's ease of use and the fact that it is a Web-based platform. Two years ago we created boundaries for a new building. I wish we had GuideK12 at that time," said Pat Stewart, director of student services at Warren County Public Schools, in a prepared statement. "With GuideK12, I can select an area on the district map to create various scenarios in seconds. In the past, we hand drew maps and it took hours to accurately count the kids on each street. With GuideK12 I have a picture of the area and the impact of each proposal instantly."

GuideK12 allows users to layer data sets in an effort to create a more detailed picture. Warren County PS was "able to add layers showing railroad tracks and the river — both of which flow directly throughout the entire school district and county — allowing administrators the capability to keep student safety a number one priority by being aware of local roadways," according to a news release.

"I can now take the elementary boundaries and layer them over the top of the middle and high school boundaries," added Stewart, "to better understand the transportation dynamics of the school feeder patterns."

More information is available at guidek12.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is the multimedia editor for Campus Technology and THE Journal. He can be reached at jbolkan@1105media.com.

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