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    Week of May 29, 2017
    Posted on 06/20/2017
    District Data Profile Formerly an Annually Published Book Available Online!

    The District Data Profile can be used by both the public and staff to view district level demographics, enrollment, and student outcomes; all of which can be disaggregated by race/ethnicity and gender. The tool enables exploration of data across demographics and programs. In addition to the graphical charts, an ADA compliant accessible text version is available as well. Please check out the new District Data Profile located on the Data Reporting Homepage.

    School Nurse Software

    Our goal is to provide a software solution to implement a single, end-to-end, school nurse solution that integrates with PowerSchool and other technology solutions used by the District’s Health Services team. The district is in dire need to replace the current school nurse data system "NED" that is over 10 years old and has operational and security flaws.

    CareDox was selected through an RFP process to provide this solution and is fully Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant. CareDox is a nationwide leader in school based electronic medical records solutions currently supporting over 1.5 million students in the United States; including some of the largest school districts such as Baltimore City Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools. CareDox also has a strong presence in Washington State as the Spokane and Mead school districts use the CareDox application.

    CareDox was chosen based on: breadth of functionality, intuitive navigation, application program interfaces (API) integration to PowerSchool, integration to the Washington State’s immunization system and a robust parent portal; all at no cost to the District. While the CareDox contract allows access to de-identified and aggregated student health data, this process is 100% compliant with the Safe Harbor act and removes all 18 types of protected health information (PHI) from the data declared by HIPAA. The District must opt-in on ancillary contracts in order to allow CareDox to partner with local health care providers to access to individual, identifiable student health data; an option the District has not elected to pursue. Implementation is scheduled for August 2017.

    The CareDox solution is available at no cost to the District; an alternative solution will cost the District $300,000 in year 1 and $150,000 in each subsequent year of use.

    LEAN Catalog

    LEAN Catalog was successfully implemented last weekend, enabling end users to make purchases in the new system on Monday, May 29. The goal of the LEAN Catalog project was to improve the shopping experience for Marketplace users in schools and departments, and to replace the outdated catalog software (Requisite), moving to a more stable, SAP-supported technical platform.

    With the introduction of the LEAN Catalog, cross-catalog search was implemented, improving user experience and overall management of vendor materials and product relationships. New and improved functionality was also introduced, including the ability to save “Favorite” items, create “Saved Lists” and use “Content-Sensitive Help” to enhance the end user experience.

    College and Career Readiness

    This project is funded through BTA IV and its goal is to adopt and deploy a districtwide, electronic High School and Beyond planning platform as per the recommendations from the 24-Credit Graduation Requirement Task Force. The project aims to provide increased and enhanced support to students to meet the state’s new requirements and prepare all students to graduate from high school career and college ready. The first part of this project is to implement an electronic tool for graduation planning and the state required High School and Beyond plan. The Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) tool used by many other districts in the state was chosen for this project and integration work is in progress. As a result of a Request for Proposal (RFP), demos are being conducted now in order to have a vendor selected by the time this tool is brought to the School Board on June 28, 2017.