Irving Independent School District Pilots Caselite Software

Author: Caselite Software, Inc.
Dateline: Irving, Texas (IRVING, Texas)  | Thu, 13 Jun 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Irving Independent School District (ISD) is located outside of Dallas, and provides a comprehensive curriculum of educational services to nearly 35,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The special education department of Irving ISD has decided to pilot Caselite Software with its staff of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) during the 2013-14 school year.”



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Irving Independent School District (ISD) is located outside of Dallas, and provides a comprehensive curriculum of educational services to nearly 35,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The special education department of Irving ISD has decided to pilot Caselite Software with its staff of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) during the 2013-14 school year.

Caselite Software specializes in online intervention scheduling for special education providers, and workload analysis for school district administrators. The company was started by an SLP, to solve her scheduling needs while working in the schools. The endless hours of scheduling, re-scheduling and creating handwritten teacher views of schedules prompted her to fill a much-needed niche in the market.

"It's difficult to schedule students for special ed interventions because their available time in the school day is so limited and they are pulled in many different directions," stated JoAnn Wiechmann, Ed.D. CCC-SLP, Special Education Coordinator for Irving ISD. "We are hoping Caselite will help the SLPs more effectively work within the school's time constraints, while serving students in an environment that's conducive for progress," Wiechmann added.

New features appearing in the most recent release of Caselite, v5, which will be in use at Irving ISD, make it easy to manage the frequent schedule changes that occur throughout the year and keep track of services delivered and missed. The system is built on the latest web-based technology that uses drag-and-drop and an interactive design. Caselite v5 also includes new workload analysis and school assignment tools that are helpful for district administrators.

Judy Rudebusch, Ed.D, CCC-SLP, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services & Federal Programs, said, "We are excited to try this software that is geared toward a workload approach and accountability. Caselite should give us the data we need to see trends in why sessions are not being delivered and have meaningful conversations with campus administration to improve student progress."

"We designed our software platform to serve the community and empower visionary leaders like Drs. Rudebusch and Wiechmann," said Marc T. Calello, President and Chief Architect of Caselite Software. "Here, they clearly believe in the importance of a workload approach to staffing, and we are honored to help Irving ISD make strides to implement best practices in their district and influence the broader workload conversation," Calello continued.

For more information, including video demonstrations and a free online tour, visit: http://www.caselitesoftware.com/ .

About Irving Independent School District:

Irving ISD has nearly 35,000 students at 40 different sites, including early childhood, elementary, middle, and high schools, and learning center facilities. The special education department of Irving ISD is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and services to students with disabilities and their families. A full continuum of educational placement options are available to students, based on their individual educational needs. The Irving ISD is dedicated to serving students in the least restrictive environment. More information: http://www.irvingisd.net/ .

About Caselite Software:

Caselite Software, Inc., headquartered in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews, N.C., specializes in web-based intervention scheduling and school-district data collection. Schedules are jam-packed with essential information about students, interventions, and employee workload. Caselite helps employees create their intervention schedules, while extracting the rich data collected from these schedules for district decision makers. Caselite eliminates the need for laborious surveys, complicated spreadsheets, or hand-written schedules with records in various formats. Caselite helps establish a consistent and proven process for school districts. More information: http://www.caselitesoftware.com/ .

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