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Planware Launches ONPASS Pro School District Planning Software

The complete rewrite of the flagship product helps district administrators make data-driven decisions about boundary, school capacity, and enrollment changes

(Morgan Hill, CA) Feb. 26, 2019 — Planware, a division of Educational Data Systems, today announced the launch of ONPASS® Pro, the next generation of its flagship software product for gathering, storing, analyzing, and presenting demographic and geospatial data.

ONPASS Pro, a software extension of the Esri ArcGIS® Pro platform, uses geographic information systems (GIS) technology to empower school district administrators to view district data geospatially; examine the current demographics of their districts; and simulate the effects of boundary, school capacity, and enrollment changes.

“ONPASS Pro gives school district planners a one-stop shop for geospatial data,” said Caroline Fahmy, President and CEO of Educational Data Systems. “Whether districts are looking to modify school attendance boundaries, add new schools, or examine inter- and intra-district transfer policies, ONPASS Pro gives them the tools they need to make data-driven, informed decisions.”

The annual subscription to ONPASS Pro is delivered with an ArcGIS license so that it is up and running as soon as a user logs in. ONPASS Pro harnesses the power of GIS to help districts

  • Geocode and check the accuracy of student addresses contained in their student information system;
  • Create geographic planning areas to make planning tasks more manageable;
  • Assign students to a new school and reassign students when a school must be closed;
  • Overlay external geospatial data such as assessor parcels and census bureau information to provide powerful analyses;
  • Export data to other formats such as spreadsheets, PDF, and shapefiles; and
  • Create maps for presentations, district master plans, and informational brochures.

“Our clients have jumped right in and are running multiple scenarios to model changes in their districts,” said David Johnston, Planware’s Manager of Geographic Information Systems. “Their feedback has been fantastic thus far; they have shared that ONPASS [Pro] is extremely easy to use.”

Interested district planners can learn more about ONPASS Pro at https://eddata.com/services/school-district-planning-services/onpass-pro/

About Planware

Planware, the planning division of Educational Data Systems, provides geographical information system (GIS) services and software to school districts. For more than 40 years, Educational Data Systems’ focus has been on the collection, processing, and reporting of data for education. To learn more, please visit https://eddata.com/services/school-district-planning-services/

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