Student Information Systems
Dawson County School District Deploys SPED Case Management and Online Registration
Dawson County School District in Georgia has integrated special education case management and online
registration into its student information system (SIS), reducing
paper-based processes and redundant data entry.
previous special education case management system "required a lot of
importing and exporting of data that ultimately took time away from
instruction," said Roman Gaddis, executive director of technology for
the school district, in a news release. Dawson County is now using PowerSchool Special Education to manage individualized education plans (IEPs) and 504 plans. "The IEP
component of the solution allows us to develop and manage plans that
ensure specialized instruction is given to students with specific
learning and behavioral needs," added Gaddis. "The ability to create
504 plans for our students with specific disabilities helps us provide
appropriate accommodations to facilitate their academic success."
At the same time, the district has implemented PowerSchool Registration to replace its paper-based enrollment and registration processes.
Families with more than one child in the school district can now use
the system to copy data between student records, so they don't have to
re-enter the same information for each child. Once parents have entered
their student data, the district staff can review it and submit it to
the PowerSchool SIS.
In addition to student data, the district
will also use PowerSchool Registration to supports its personalized
learning initiative with mobile devices. The online registration form
will include a questionnaire to help determine which families have
broadband Internet access at home.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.