South Carolina district chooses vendor to integrate district tasks

May 9, 2019 | PowerSchool

PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that its award-winning unified solutions were selected by the Aiken County Public School District in South Carolina to power key aspects of their district operations from the front office to the classroom to the home—giving educators a complete set of tools to unlock teacher and student potential.

As an existing user of PowerSchool’s student information system, Aiken will now deploy PowerSchool’s Unified Administration™ eFinancePlus, PowerSchool Unified Administration™ Enrollment, PowerSchool Performance Matters Analytics, and PowerSchool Unified Talent™, allowing them to manage all aspects of their administration’s finance, HR, payroll, online enrollment, student analytics, and teacher recruitment through PowerSchool’s integrated and secure solutions.

“Streamlining all of our business practices from student information and registration to budgeting, payroll, purchasing, and human resources will allow greater integration of information and a more seamless delivery of our services across the board,” said Aiken’s Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford. “Our goal is to provide a premier experience to the community we serve. In doing so, we recognize the need to remove any barriers to success for teacher candidates, employees, school leaders, parents, and students. We look forward to an enhanced experience for our community with this full suite of PowerSchool solutions.”

Aiken County Public School District serves more than 24,000 students in 42 schools: 20 elementary, 11 middle, eight high schools, a career and technology center, three charter schools, an adult education center, and an early learning center.

Prior to adopting PowerSchool’s unified solutions, teachers and administrators did not have a single, centralized source to integrate district tasks. Customers like Aiken using PowerSchool unified solutions have reported a more than 25% reduction in administrative time spent on student and classroom management.

“We look forward to working alongside Aiken to provide the unified solutions they need to serve as the backbone of their entire district,” said Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool. “PowerSchool’s mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, and we are thrilled to partner with Aiken to deliver an end-to-end solution so they can focus on driving student success.”

About Aiken County Public School District
With engaged and capable teachers and staff, a shared vision to nurture and support students, and community partnerships that enhance the academic, career, and extra-curricular opportunities for all, Aiken County Public School District is the perfect choice for public school education in the Central Savannah River Area. The school system is comprised of 42 schools: 20 elementary, 11 middle, eight high schools, a career and technology center, three charter schools, an adult education center, and an early learning center. The school district is an educational and professional home to 24,829 students, 3,214 employees, and 1,577 teachers, 57% of whom hold advanced degrees. Seventeen schools in the district received 2018 report card ratings of excellent or good, 89% of the graduating class of 2018 earned college acceptance letters, 76% of 2018 graduates have enrolled in a two- or four-year college or technical college and are pursuing an associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma, and 85% of 2018 graduates were certified as work-ready after earning National Career Readiness Certificates.

About PowerSchool
At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That’s why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, in their way. From the back office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, talent, finance and HR. Today, we’re proud to be the leading provider of K-12 education application technology supporting over 45 million students in over 70 countries. Visit https://www.powerschool.com/ to learn more.

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