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Gahanna Jefferson Public School District

July 18, 2019

Checkpoint EMIS Platform

Gahanna Jefferson Public School District Selects CheckPoint Software to Improve EMIS Reporting, Secure Additional Funding

CheckPoint is a proprietary EMIS reporting software platform developed by Vinson Consulting Group.

Columbus, OH — November 6, 2018 — Vinson Consulting Group is excited to announce that Gahanna Jefferson Public School District has selected Vinson’s CheckPoint Platform to improve, streamline, and bring greater accountability to its EMIS reporting processes.

The Education Management Information System (EMIS) is a statewide data collection system for primary and secondary education in the state of Ohio. It is responsible for processing students’ demographic information, attendance, course information, financial data, and test results. Ohio’s Department of Education uses all of this data to calculate the amount of funding that each district receives from the State government. If any district submits an EMIS report with errors or omissions, it may get less funding than it deserves — or worse, Treasurers and Superintendents may face professional consequences.

“Like most districts, Gahanna Jefferson manages a lot of its data in spreadsheets, with no reliable way of knowing which staff members are responsible for validating what data and when,” says Gahanna Jefferson Treasurer Kris Blind. “The CheckPoint Platform gets us out of the spreadsheets and creates an audit trail that makes it easy to hold individual stakeholders accountable for their part in the reporting process.”

Blind continued, “CheckPoint has made the work of our EMIS coordinator far less stressful, and it has allowed our Superintendent to rest easy knowing that this district is receiving every dollar of that funding it deserves. There is no other tool like CheckPoint on the market.”

The CheckPoint Platform is the product of over two years of development work led by Mike Nutter, a former Superintendent who experienced his own frustrations with the lack of efficiency and accountability in his districts’ EMIS reporting processes.

According to Mike, “88% of all spreadsheets include errors — with an alarming rate like that, there’s no reason that any district should rely on spreadsheets to calculate funding. Our team of developers designed CheckPoint to not only improve the accuracy of reporting, but make the lives of EMIS coordinators, Treasurers, and Superintendents far easier.”

 


About Vinson Consulting Group: Vinson is the developer of the EMIS CheckPoint Platform. The team consists of developers and former educators dedicated to creating software that can help Ohio schools simplify, audit, and improve the EMIS reporting process so that all districts can receive every dollar of funding they deserve.

About Gahanna Jefferson Public School District: Gahanna Jefferson is a top-rated public school district located in Gahanna, Ohio. It is ranked #7 in Columbus, Ohio, and has 7,407 students in grades PK, K-12. Learn more: gahannaschools.org

CONTACT:
Michael Nutter
Vinson Consulting Group
(614) 438-4088
MNutter@Vinson-Consulting.com

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