CASE STUDY:

Sayreville Public Schools

District Background:

South Seneca Central School District

Location: South Amboy, NJ
PreK-12 Enrollment: 6,805

Facilities:5 Elementary Schools
1 Middle School
1 High School
Staff:Certified Staff: 478
Administrators: 27


Demographics:

  • Caucasian/White: 39.9%
  • Hispanic: 22.2%
  • Asian: 19.1%
  • African-American/Black: 15.0%
  • Multi-racial: 3.5%

Solutions Used:

Frontline Special Ed & Interventions

  • IEP & Special Education Management
  • 504 Program Management
  • RTI/MTSS Program Management

Frontline Absence & Time

  • Absence Management

Frontline Central

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

 

South Seneca Central School District

Sayreville Public Schools, a district in New Jersey, is dedicated to educating students and preparing them for success in the 21st century. Recognizing that today’s students are tomorrow’s graduates who will live in diverse communities and compete with a global workforce, the district is focused on long-term goals.

The Challenge:

Before Frontline, constant changes in demographic data required paying clerical staff to manually enter data into IEP, 504, RTI and Medicaid records. The district didn’t have an effective way to manage RTI data and Medicaid was not being tracked in a useful manner.

The staff spent a lot of time sifting through paper folders looking at mountains of data and using spreadsheets to try to capture it. They also needed to synchronize with other districts in the area and find a better way to share or transfer student records without having to reenter documents.

In my previous district, we would do a data snapshot and have up to 2,000 errors in our data. That was based on two things; not having good software and because it wasn’t very good software, poor data entry.
— Dr. Rick Labbe, Superintendent, Sayreville Public Schools

The Solution:

Frontline IEP & Special Education Management is a far better product than anything on the market.
— Rick Labbe

A Better View for All

Using all three management programs, IEP, 504 and RTI, in the same system helps the district elevate support for learners of all ability levels, while also managing compliance. And it keeps staff on the same page in terms of the supports any given student is receiving.

One of the most useful features in Frontline’s IEP & Special Education Management software is the dashboard. Users can see at a glance if a student’s services are up to date — from initial evaluations to annual and triannual reviews. The system also helps child study team members record data in the appropriate places while they complete IEPs electronically. It prevents errors in data collection and data entry that have plagued other districts. The reports are much cleaner and easier to produce. Letters, forms, parent communication and even the creation of IEPs is far easier with Frontline Education.

 

Compliance Made Simple

It’s clear that Frontline has people on staff who are very knowledgeable about serving students with special needs. They understand the regulations and what the differences are between states. The software is designed to make sure districts are compliant even when regulations change. In fact, Frontline is so far upfront, they sometimes update compliance even before the notices arrive from the Department of Education.

Frontline’s 504 software is much like its IEP system in that the workflow is easy to follow but also useful in terms of making sure that school counselors complete 504 plans within legal guidelines. Because the rules are built-in, it gives Sayreville the ability to make sure they are writing really good 504 plans.

Frontline’s RTI Program Management software has helped Sayreville create a better, more organized and powerful RTI program. There’s a great deal of organizational work required for any administrator of RTI services to implement them with fidelity. Sayreville needed the software to manage that and lift the burden off the person coordinating those services.

The Results:

The key to response to intervention is the prescription and implementation of tiered intervention services. Frontline RTI is very effective in helping us coordinate services and monitoring of student progress using data, whether it’s raw, concrete or narrative.
— Dr. Rick Labbe

Children learn at their own pace. There is no one-size-fits-all instructional plan for students. The only way to promote success is by taking a response to intervention approach for kids who are struggling and efficiently identifying those who need special education services.

About Frontline Education

Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education.

Educational organizations representing over 80,000 schools and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. Frontline is dedicated to driving engagement across K-12 school systems and supporting the continuous improvement of employee effectiveness and efficiency with solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time, professional growth, student information systems, special education and interventions, payroll, benefits and financial management.

Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts; Rockville Centre, New York; and Austin, Texas.

Learn more at www.FrontlineEducation.com