Birmingham City Schools realize both cost and time savings with Registration Gateway Online Student Enrollment
Birmingham City Schools (BCS) implemented a new process this year to register students for the 2014-2015 school year. As part of this initiative, BCS brought in Registration Gateway from SRC Solutions to automate the process. “It is estimated that BCS will save costs related to personnel hours, paper, and printing. The main goal is to save time,” said Dr. Sherene Carpenter, Coordinator of Attendance.
Also new to BCS this year is the ability for Registration Gateway to seamlessly feed registration data back into the iNOW Student Management Platform at BCS as well as electronically capture all related student registration documents such as birth records and proof of residency information. “Student and parent/guardian information is input into iNOW as clean data. We have corrected and updated student demographic information as well as diminished duplicate student information. The registration process is more streamlined and organized,” said Dr. Carpenter.
Dr. Carpenter indicated that one of the major benefits of the Registration Gateway process is the ability for parents to complete the process from any location taking as long as they need to complete the process. Once parents complete their registration online, they can then schedule an appointment to provide necessary legal documents to BCS further simplifying the process for parents and staff.
About SRC Solutions, Inc.:
Founded in 2001, the Pennsylvania company is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), which simplifies and automates cumbersome, repetitive and counter-productive work practices replacing them with easy-to-use, innovative electronic processes. SRC Solutions flagship Gateway Suite incorporates solutions to manage online registration, validate and clean data, as well as improve Student Relationship Management in the K12 market.
For more about SRC Solutions, Inc., please visit: www.src-solutions.com
About Birmingham City Schools
The Birmingham City School System is an urban district located in Birmingham, Ala., the largest city in the state. The city has a population of 212,237 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. It is the core of metro area of 1.1 million people. The district has 49 schools — 21 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, nine K-8 schools, seven high schools and one alternative school serving the needs of approximately 25,000 children.