Lebanon School District (PA) Cuts Back on Resources and Costs with Registration Gateway

Student Registrar at Lebanon SD attests to enrollment efficiency after cutting down on labor force and paper supplies.

​​When you think of “cutting down” resources for a school district, more often the mind jumps to negative assumptions than positive ones. For Lebanon School District in Pennsylvania, they might just argue the opposite.

Lebanon School District, which serves nearly 5,000 students, saw 100% of parents register their children through Registration Gateway online, a District Top 100 product the last three years running. This allowed them to reduce superfluous resources, labor, and inefficient registration appointments.

We no longer have to run off copies of every single document for each department, they can simply find the information on their own.

DAWN ZATORSKI, STUDENT REGISTRATION COORDINATOR

According to Dawn Zatorski, Lebanon’s Student Registration Coordinator, “Using Online Enrollment with Registration Gateway cut back printing costs, paper and other supplies, and most productively, the amount we needed to pay additional staff and overtime salaries during the summer.” Registration Gateway makes it possible for school administrators and registrars to access new and returning students’ data from any internet-accessing device, whether it be at the office or at home.

“The amount of time between enrollment and starting school, for students, has been greatly reduced. This is because we get better quality data in the first place by sidestepping having to decipher parent handwriting, and because it forces the parents to fill out everything we need without skipping any questions. It also substantially reduced the amount of time parents have to spend in the office. The whole process of getting the student data from paper enrollment forms into PowerSchool has been completely stamped out, because of Registration Gateway’s data flow integration with our student information system. The data is simply uploaded to PowerSchool within moments after parent completion and administrator approval. All these cut backs have enabled us to enroll students and get them into classes much quicker,” said Zatorski.

“Enrollment is only the first step of a student’s experience, and the data that goes into PowerSchool has to be secure and easily accessible to the right people,” says Patrick Maher, CEO of SRC Solutions, Inc. “Registration Gateway gets rid of a lot of problems caused by human error, both by parents and employees. Having personally been both of those things, I know that I’ve misplaced many documents as well as failed to answer all the right questions when enrolling my own kids in school. They’re just simple mistakes, but they’re very preventable ones. It’s in the best interest of the parents, the school district, and the students to choose the solution that takes the best care and provides the highest and most thorough degree of accuracy and security when it comes to this information.”

When asked what about the Registration Gateway solution had most positive effect on Lebanon School District, Zatorski replied, “With the highly transient nature of our students and their families, the ability to retain enrollment documents electronically has been such a huge help over the last year. We only have to ask for their information once, and we get all of it at one time because of how it obliges parents to answer every field of inquiry. After we have that, it’s so easy to access the documents if we have any questions and in order to appropriately plan and staff for the next school year. All the administrators can access it, so we no longer have to run off copies of every single document for each department, they can simply find the information on their own.”

About SRC Solutions, Inc.

SRC Solutions’ flagship product Registration Gateway has had a long and successful partnership with K12 school districts. Being a technology leader is nothing new to SRC Solutions. Going all the way back to 2008, Registration Gateway was one of the first Online Enrollment solutions to offer real-time data integration to Student Information Systems.

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