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California District Adopts Online Registration and Payment Tools

California's San Marino Unified School District has adopted an online registration and payment system in an effort to streamline the processes.

Previously, the 3,160-student district used a paper-based system that required distribution and collection of 10-30 forms per student.

Stephen Choi, chief technology officer for the district, said San Marino USD was looking to achieve specific goals with a switch to an online system. "Not only were we seeking to ensure that we have updated and accurate demographic and emergency contact information in our SIS, but we needed to streamline our payment collection process," said Choi, in a prepared statement.

The district decided to adopt a customized solution from InfoSnap for registration as well as the company's payment management service.

"We didn't want a technical solution to be an obstacle for our parents. If families had to jump through hoops in order to give donations, it would ultimately affect our bottom line," said Choi, in a news release. "InfoSnap's customized solution captured the generosity of our parents. Moving from paper to online has exceeded our expectations for donations and funds by 100 percent."

"We were inundated with paper, but InfoSnap proficiently transformed our old process into a comprehensive online solution," added Choi.

More information about InfoSnap is available at infosnap.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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