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Centris and Frontline Education: Frequently Asked Questions

Special Education

Questions about the Centris Group becoming a part of Frontline Education? You’ve come to the right place!

Here are a few of the most frequent questions we hear from school districts who are wondering what the move means for them. Don’t see your question here? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Why have the product names changed? 

Since becoming a part of Frontline Education, Centris’ products have been rebranded as Frontline Special Ed & Interventions. The name change helps align Centris’ products with the rest of the K-12 software solutions Frontline Education offers.

How is Frontline Special Ed & Interventions different from IEP Direct and other Centris products?

Despite the name change, the software hasn’t changed in terms of functionality. However, our team is working constantly to improve Frontline Special Ed & Interventions’ integration with the rest of Frontline’s solutions to provide your district with even better tools.

How does Frontline Special Ed & Interventions help to streamline special education management? 

Frontline Special Ed & Interventions will recapture staff time and help your school district contribute toward improved outcomes for children with special learning needs by:

  • Reducing paperwork
  • Saving time in drafting IEPs, scheduling meetings, producing reports and overall administration
  • Eliminating redundant data entry
  • Minimizing hands-on administrative tasks
  • Improving collaboration in the development of IEPs
  • Enhancing tracking of timelines and tasks
  • Increasing district visibility for data-driven decision-making
  • Boosting staff efficiency and morale by reducing the time spent on paperwork and meetings
  • Ensuring accountability through built-in compliance checks and reviews

Does it integrate with my other software systems? 

Frontline Special Ed & Interventions will integrate seamlessly with your Student Information System and its parent portal to save time and improve accuracy and access to demographic data, special education data and IEPs.

How does the system help to manage programs for other special student populations (RTI, ELL, Gifted programs, 504)? 

The full Frontline Special Ed & Interventions solution allows staff to quickly document, access and monitor each 504 student’s information for both compliance and instructional purposes, and provides powerful reporting tools for administrators and supervisors. This functionality is provided to Connecticut school districts that use Frontline Special Ed & Interventions at no cost.

Our RTI Program Management application is a full-lifecycle management and tracking system, which saves time, reduces paperwork, enables data-driven decision making, improves collaboration and communication and enhances the quality of intervention plans throughout the entire RTI process.  This system is an RTI data and program management system for tracking, monitoring, and managing all aspects of RTI.  The system is seamlessly compatible with all assessments, CBMs and interventions, and supports both academic and behavioral models.

How does using an integrated IEP/Medicaid reimbursement tool save my district time and money?

 The full Frontline Special Ed & Interventions solution contains integrated Medicaid billing software that drives optimized reimbursement and enhances compliance management.

We understand that Medicaid claiming and Special Education go hand in hand, and Frontline has developed its Medicaid reimbursement software as a fully integrated application with its IEP software. This integrated solution provides streamlined data management, enhanced claims visibility, and simplified processes which are proven to optimize reimbursement and compliance management.

What hardware or software do I need to install? 

Frontline Special Ed & Interventions is a fully web-based solution which does not require any additional hardware or software.

How much does it cost?  

The annual subscription rate for Frontline’s IEP & Special Education Management application is based on which solution features districts elect to use and their number of special education students. A Frontline representative can consult with your district to understand your needs, align them with our solutions, and provide a proposal customized for your district.

What are the benefits to using Frontline’s solutions vs. other companies? 

At Frontline, we are actively pursuing a vision to bring the K-12 education community a comprehensive, integrated portfolio of solutions. Special education management is a key component of this portfolio, and Centris was a clear leader in this area with a strong set of solutions and industry expertise. Bringing these solutions together will open even more opportunities for K-12 organizations to make connections and gain insights across various operations in the district.

Frontline Education

Frontline Education provides school administration software partnering with over 12,000 K-12 organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education is dedicated to providing actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community, including their recruiting and hiring, employee absences and attendance, professional growth and special education and interventions programs. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois.