OnCourse Discipline Helps Texas School District Manage Disciplinary Incidents

Frisco Independent School District Easily Documents, Tracks and Reports Disciplinary Infractions and Leverages Data to Develop Proactive Programs

Jan 19, 2010, 09:53 ET from OnCourse Systems for Education

GIBBSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of award-winning, web-based tools that streamline and automate educational processes for public and private school districts, today announced that Frisco Independent School District (ISD), serving almost 34,000 students on 40 campuses in Texas, has implemented its OnCourse Discipline Management System to document, track and report disciplinary incidents.  With this comprehensive, web-based solution, Frisco ISD has streamlined its discipline management process, is able to more easily comply with state standards and has been able to go paperless.  

"Between the rapid growth of our district and the strict requirements of PEIMS (the Texas Public Education Information Management System), managing disciplinary incidents had become a monstrous task," said Melissa Fouche, executive director of Technology & Information Services for Frisco ISD.  "We needed a solution that had the flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of each school, but also provide the consistency and reporting required by the state.  We evaluated a number of systems and OnCourse offered the best solution, hands down.  Within just months, OnCourse Discipline was rolled out and we are saving time, money and a significant amount of paper."

"It is great to see a district use this product not only as a management solution, but also as a preventative tool," explained Georgia Gallicchio, chief marketing officer at OnCourse Systems for Education.  "With OnCourse Discipline, teachers can collaborate more effectively to handle a student's disciplinary actions and decide if an intervention is needed.  And, administrators can leverage the data tracking capabilities to pinpoint and analyze disciplinary behavior patterns and trends within the student population to develop proactive counseling programs on specific topics such as bullying, drugs or fighting."

Through a series of rules-based alerts and other automated features, OnCourse Discipline streamlines disciplinary processes and enables teachers and administrators to document specific policies and procedures; record and track disciplinary incidents and actions online; send automated notices to stakeholders; store, customize and distribute standard letters; generate reports on disciplinary activities; and build a comprehensive history of students' disciplinary actions.  

Under PEIMS, the state fines schools for taking incorrect disciplinary actions.  With pre-loaded data in OnCourse Discipline, Frisco ISD is able to enter in an incident and a standard consequence is already in the system that complies with PEIMS, eliminating errors and related financial implications.  

About OnCourse Systems for Education

OnCourse Systems for Education is a full-service provider of web-based tools that streamline and automate educational processes for teachers and administrators in public and private school districts.  OnCourse Lesson Planner is a web-based tool that automates the creation, management, archival and sharing of lesson plans with more than 100,000 users nationwide.  In 2007, Lesson Planner received the Association of Educational Publishers' Distinguished Achievement Award and ComputED's Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES).  OnCourse also offers other web-based solutions including its Student Information System (SIS), OnCourse Grade Book, OnCourse Student Stats and OnCourse Discipline System.  Founded in 2002, OnCourse is headquartered in Gibbstown, N.J.  For more information on OnCourse Systems, visit www.oncoursesystems.com.  


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