Want to get to know us better? Here’s a bit more about us.
The Frontline Difference:
Since our launch in 1998, Frontline has focused on bringing solutions to the front line of education. Today, we’re continuing that tradition of outstanding client service and client-focused product design by bringing best-in-class systems and information together into a holistic solution for K-12 human capital management: the Frontline Insights Platform.
Our Focus on K-12
We’re here to support education leaders, from the classroom to the central office, as they work to prepare the next generation of learners. And from our own team’s experiences working in education as teachers, K-12 human resources professionals, curriculum/instruction leaders and more, we know that school districts have unique needs that generic enterprise software just can’t meet.
With educators at the helm, we build our products for the unique needs of K-12 on a foundation of best practices — to help our clients attract and retain the best staff, increase collaboration, support employee growth and gain unprecedented insight into what’s happening in the district. And from our work with over 12,000 educational organizations, we’ve also gained an unparalleled depth of experience about effective implementation of solutions for education.
Solutions for the front line of education:
Manage people without the paperwork.
Quickly and easily bring the best talent into your district.
Manage attendance and gain visibility into who’s in, who’s out and who’s covering each absence.
Success Stories from Our Clients
- Washington County
- Atlanta Public
- Greece Central
- Alvin ISD
- Lexington 2
Washington County Public Schools
Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is committed to building a community that inspires curiosity, creativity and achievement. Having teachers who are well trained, engaged and dedicated to student success is the most critical factor in achieving their goals. But an outdated professional learning program and a substitute management system that left the district with fill rates as low as 82% stood in their way.
District leaders were determined to find new solutions and chose to partner with Frontline.Read the Case Study
Results at Washington County Public Schools:
- Within a week of switching to Frontline Absence & Time, their fill rate shot up to 99%.
- With Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, the hiring process is a breeze. New hires can complete their paperwork before coming in to sign contracts, shaving 45 minutes off the process for each person.
- Frontline Professional Growth gives administrators clear visibility into the impact of professional learning opportunities in the classroom and supports effective employee evaluations.
Atlanta Public Schools
As part of their strategy to focus on strong instructional practices in the classroom, Atlanta Public Schools provides intensive, targeted professional development for their educators. But with insights from Frontline Absence & Time and the Frontline Research & Learning Institute, district leaders discovered their initiative was taking teachers out of the classroom — leaving the district vulnerable to low fill rates and substitute shortages.
By comparing the district’s employee absence and substitute data to national benchmarks, Atlanta Public Schools was able to create a collaborative, data-driven strategy and continue providing a high level of professional development.Read the Case Study
Results at Atlanta Public Schools
- Average fill rates have risen from 79% with the district’s prior system to 96% since switching to Frontline Absence & Time.
- 96% of the 600 absences for the first professional development series were entered into the system two weeks in advance, resulting in a 99% fill rate.
- Professional development absences decreased by 10% overall, and by 55% on Mondays and Fridays.
Greece Central School District
When Greece Central used an antiquated database system to track professional learning for teachers and staff, they were frustrated by the cumbersome, expensive process. A backlog of emails and communications around professional learning was the norm. Twice-a-year reports about credits and payments for professional learning were frequently inaccurate, and teachers often had to wait for reimbursements.
To address those challenges, Greece Central chose the professional learning management tools (formerly MyLearningPlan PDMS) in Frontline Professional Growth. Greece Central was particularly drawn to the choice of learning that the dynamic online catalog in Frontline Professional Growth allowed them to offer teachers, as well as the online planning and approval process for learning opportunities.Read the Case Study
Alvin Independent School District
Alvin Independent School District is a rapidly growing learning organization that remains committed to excellence for each student and every program. With enrollment increasing by well over 1,000 students annually, meeting the needs of students in special populations can be challenging.
The technology the district used to rely on for special education compliance further complicated matters. Keeping up with administrative tasks and ensuring all student records were organized and accessible to staff became incredibly time-consuming for administrators.Read the Case Study
The solution to keeping up with compliance, student need and district expansion involved switching to a unified, digital system. With Frontline Special Ed & Interventions, Alvin ISD has:
- Simplified compliance management for special education, 504, and English language learner (ELL) programs
- Gained a clearer window into the whole child
- Streamlined paperwork for staff as students switch programs or need multiple supports
- Dramatically reduced the time it takes staff to prepare for student-support meetings
- Optimized internal training procedures and adherence to best practices
- Increased support to special programs and general education staff
- Streamlined communication with parents
Raymore-Peculiar School District
One of Raymore-Peculiar School District’s goals is to maintain a high-quality workforce, which means that the HR department’s first priority is to recruit, hire and retain high-quality staff. But with limited HR staff, Ray-Pec needed to streamline their processes so they could focus their time and energy on students, instead of administrative tasks.
With Frontline’s solutions, the district’s small HR team is empowered to efficiently manage behind-the-scenes details, allowing educators who work directly with students to give their full attention to teaching and learning.Read the Case Study
Lexington School District 2
As the world becomes more complex, Lexington School District Two is transforming itself into a highly innovative district that excels in preparing all students for continuous learning and career success. Building new and innovative partnerships among parents, students, staff and the community will improve the lives of generations of students and their families.
Making that happen requires seamless support from all departments and a focus on using actionable data to improve instruction. Angela Cooper, Chief Human Resource Officer, wanted to connect data on professional learning to student growth and graduation rates. Her plan was to find a system that could track teacher progress all the way from initial hiring to evaluation, and Frontline was there to help.Read the Case Study
Using actionable data that connected instruction to graduation rates was a tremendous advantage for Lexington.
- The district saw an increase in their graduation rate from 75.5% to 87.4% in four years, exceeding the 2017 state average of 84.6%.
Our Vision, Mission & Core Values:
Partnering with the education community to prepare students with the skills for tomorrow and a lifetime of learning.
Serving the education community with integrated tools, best practices and caring people to support their pursuit of excellence.
Our Core Values:
Practice personal and corporate humility.
Promote servant leadership.
Balance family and work.
Invest in our people through mentoring and professional development.
Value team input.
Build relationships through open communication.
Provide outstanding customer service.
Deal respectfully with those outside the company.
Hire outstanding individuals.
Measure success by impact, not profit.
Our Commitment to Integration
In order to move your strategies forward, you need technology systems that actually work together. The Frontline Insights Platform is bringing the best software systems together into one platform so that you can make those connections across various areas of your school system.
We also realize that you need your systems to work together — even when they’re made by different partners. So we’re committed to working together with other vendors to provide you with the connected systems and data you deserve.Check out our Partners
The Frontline Research and Learning Institute is a learning organization with one mission: to provide data-driven research, resources and observations to support and advance the educational community.
With access to data from thousands of K-12 organizations and millions of users, Frontline is able to glean one-of-a-kind insights and deliver validated research reports and in-product benchmarks to put key data right into your hands.
Learn more at FrontlineInstitute.com.
Our Commitment to Client Success
Rather than telling you we have great service (doesn’t everyone say that?), we thought we’d share a few quotes from our clients:
“They’re truly caring people and they love their jobs and they love helping their customers.”
– Tami Johnson, Central Dauphin School District, Harrisburg, PA
“I have never met a company that is so gracious, so open, so courteous. I don’t know what their customer service training is like… but I want them to bottle it and give it to me so I can sprinkle it around here.”
– Patti Polensky, Odyssey Academy, Galveston, TX
“I can’t thank you enough. I know you guys probably get tired of hearing it, but I’ve worked with tons of companies with products and tech support and you guys have got them all beaten, hands down.”
– Raenita Unruh, Burrton Public Schools, Burrton, KS
We hope these quotes reflect every interaction with us. A passion for client success has been at the core of Frontline since we began, and has remained crucial to our mission as we’ve grown.
We believe that in order to better public education, leaders must confront and engage in thoughtful debate around controversial issues in education. That’s why we launched The Line, a print publication, along with TheLineK12.com, a digital version of the publication that includes opportunities for online discussion.
Intrigued? Visit the website now.