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Ramona Unified School District (CA) Deploys SRC Solutions Registration Gateway and Level Data to Deliver Online Registration and Student Residency and Contact Validation

Ramona USD drives inefficiency out of student registration and data management with Registration Gateway and Level Data

Center Valley, October 30, 2016

Ramona Unified School District, located roughly 30 miles northeast of San Diego, serves a student population of 5,700 students. Their mission is simple and honest, “preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s world!” Applying that mission internally, Ramona USD is preparing for a paperless tomorrow by taking steps toward automated Online Student Registration with seamless student database integration.

Registration Gateway isn’t simply a cutting edge online enrollment system. Registration Gateway paired with Level Data delivers a process designed to improve and streamline Ramona USD’s student data collection. Registration Gateway’s implementation at Ramona USD has shown immense return on investment.

“When we talk about return on investment for Ramona USD, we’re not just talking dollars here, although plenty of that has been saved in the process. We are also talking about valuable staff time and effort, as well as simplicity, consistency, and reliability on the part of the students’ parents and guardians.” said Patrick Maher, CEO of SRC Solutions, Inc.

“Registration Gateway allowed parents to pre-register their kids online before ever visiting a school site; minimizing the amount of required paperwork and the overall time spent with the school site registrar. In the first six months over 1,000 new student registrations were completed online and added to Ramona’s PowerSchool Student Information System” said Danielle Shaw Information Systems Specialist at Ramona USD.

Online Registration with Registration Gateway provides clean data for state reporting, requiring minimal to no oversight on the part of the administration.

“The elimination of lengthy paper packets has indeed been able to cut costs. Printing and postage can rack up a lot of expenses. Registration Gateway provides us better visibility into our future kindergarten enrollment much earlier in the process allowing class sizes to be maintained. The ability to restrict street address entry to district only addresses has been a big difference for us. This saves significant time with our Direct Certification Process and was something we didn’t see from any other Online Registration provider” said Shaw.

While Level Data and Registration Gateway are two separate solutions, their solutions pair well providing additional benefits to school districts. Level Data provides additional student residency and contact validation as part of the overall solution.

“Having Level Data involved as part of the process has been a great benefit to our district.” said Shaw.

Registration Gateway and Level Data provide today’s learners a seamless registration, today’s parents a good first impression of their new school district, and today’s school districts with savings that can be focused on “preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s world!”

Registration Gateway Partners with ANCGroup, Inc.

ASRC Solutions’ Registration Gateway has been selected by Greenville, S.C.-based ANCGroup, Inc. as its exclusive offering in the K-12 registration space.

ANCGroup, a sales and service organization that works with school districts to deliver best-of-breed technology solutions, will act as a reseller of Registration Gateway, offering the product to its customers located in the southeast region of the U.S.

“We are delighted that ANCGroup has selected Registration Gateway to fulfill its registration need,” said Patrick Maher, Founder and CEO of SRC Solutions. “We align ourselves very carefully and purposefully and take our partnerships incredibly seriously. Partnering with ANCGroup, a well-respected sales and service provider in the southeast, is a move that gives local focus in the southeastern United States and offers K-12 districts with solutions that make administrators’, teachers’, students’ and parents’ lives easier through the use of smart technologies.”

“ANCGroup is excited to add a solution like Registration Gateway to our family of solutions,” said Brian Daughhetee, President, ANCGroup. “As we looked at registration solutions in the marketplace, it quickly became clear that Registration Gateway was the industry leader. For almost 15 years our company has worked with Districts to improve Processes and Data Quality that enhance Student outcomes. SRC Solutions’ Registration Gateway goes to the heart of our efforts as a company.”

SRC Solutions was introduced to ANCGroup by a shared partnership with LevelData.

About ANC Group, Inc.

For almost 15 years, ANCGroup has been providing IT solutions to clients in education markets. Their mission is to help clients leverage their IT investment to realize their organizational goals. They believe that their relationship with clients and partners is one of mutual investment and that together we can accomplish great things.

Client organizations throughout the East Coast rely on the company’s professional services to optimize their technology whether for 10 or more than 20,000 people. ANCGroup’s solutions are scalable, reliable, easy to use and fully secure, allowing an organization to focus on what it does best instead of worrying about IT issues.

Headquartered in South Carolina, ANCGroup is a South Carolina State Contract Approved Vendor and a member of the South Carolina Better Business Bureau.

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

Business partner Level Data is featured in an article by SearchITChannel

Level Data and SRC both believe that school districts should be focused on education – and not be burdened with managing data.

Level Data Inc., a Kalamazoo, Mich., services company, has created an education IT market niche in cleaning up school district data and integrating applications. Maintaining accurate student information is important, given that state and federal funding depends on data quality, noted Matt Betts, president of Level Data.

Betts said a school engagement begins with a walkthrough of how the district conducts such activities as enrolling students, transferring students and hiring personnel. The company also works with the customer to determine authoritative sources for each data type and then initiates a data-cleansing process.

Data-cleansing and integration projects help schools in a couple of ways. Integration relieves school district employees from the task of shuffling data back and forth. Betts cited one district customer that was able to repurpose 39 employees who had been involved in the manual movement of data.

Once a foundation of trusted data is established, Level Data moves on to integration. The company offers a cloud-based data integration service, which pulls together a school’s applications — student information, food services and transportation systems, among others.

Level Data integrates about a dozen applications for Oxford Virtual Academy, which offers online courses to K-12 students in Oxford Community Schools in Michigan. Those applications include Pearson’s PowerSchool student information system and SRC Solutions’ Registration Gateway, an online registration and re-enrollment product.

Cleaner information, meanwhile, can boost a school’s access to funding. For example, data-improvement projects help school districts accurately identify which students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch. That data is reported to government programs, which provide reimbursement. Betts said most districts see about a 20% drop in free and reduced-price counts when students enter high school.

“Those kids may still qualify, but they frequently don’t get counted in the state reporting,” Betts said. With accurate data, however, schools can look forward to “tapping new funding … they didn’t have before,” he added.

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.registrationgateway.com

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