Enrollment Software

Scribbles Adds 'Mass Lottery' Feature to Simplify Managing Complex Lotteries

Records and enrollment provider Scribbles Software has rolled out “significant updates” to help schools and districts streamline and improve lottery management, particularly those managing complex lottery systems, according to a news release.

Scribbles Software has helped districts automate lottery management processes for more than a decade through its ScribChoice lottery management software; the new “mass lottery” feature allows districts to automatically configure multiple lotteries of any size and level of complexity, the company said.

“For example, a district with a dual language immersion program at 10 schools in grades K–12 can now run all school and grade-level lotteries at once with a click of a button, rather than selecting each school and each grade separately,” Scribbles said. “The system automatically offers seats to students, and then once the deadline passes for those students to accept, it offers any remaining seats to the next students on the waitlist, factoring in students’ preferences and how they’ve ranked their choices.”

The mass lottery feature aims to significantly reduce the time required for districts to process lotteries. “In one 90,000-student district with 30,000 lottery applications, the lottery manager was able to run their lottery and offer or waitlist seats in less than 20-minutes – a process that previously would have taken weeks,” Scribbles said.

New administrative features just unveiled for Scribbles’ ScribChoice program also include:

An audit report showing any activity on the lottery or waitlist, so all automatic and manual offers can be tracked

Updated permissions to make it easier for a lottery manager to create, update, and deactivate users across a district or multiple sites

Learn more at www.scribsoft.com.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].