Operational Solutions help K-12 administrators tackle budget and resource challenges effectively. Our tools allow superintendents and other key staff to address changes in demographics, enrollment levels, and community expectations.  

We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:

  • How are our community’s demographics changing?
  • How will different enrollment levels impact our grade configurations?
  • How do our staffing and spending investments compare to peers?
  • How will our community respond to proposed facilities changes?

Hanover’s Improve Operations Solution

We will customize an approach for you that leverages the expertise of our team and employs a comprehensive, mixed-methods strategy that uses data analytics, survey research, and peer benchmarking to support your goals.

Demographic Analysis

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Anticipate demographic trends

Monitors demographic trends through an analysis of local data, including recent trends in school-age populations and overall population characteristics.

Grade Configuration Feasibility Study

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Plan for enrollment changes

Analyzes school capacity and enrollment data and creates various configuration scenarios to examine the impact of over or under-enrollment.

Staffing and Spending Benchmarking

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Compare staffing and spending to peers

Identifies local, peer, and/or aspirant districts and gathers data on spending and staffing levels to inform budgetary decisions.

Community Facilities Needs Assessment

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Inform facilities planning.

Evaluates feedback and perceptions of proposed facilities changes to understand support for bond measures and other initiatives.

Outcomes

  • Monitor trends in overall population changes for local funding impact and school-age populations that affect enrollment patterns 
  • Anticipate key operational decisions based on different enrollment scenarios  
  • Budget efficiently and effectively by targeting optimal staffing and spending levels  
  • Incorporate community feedback into facilities planning  

A Word from One of Our K-12 Education Clients:

Red Clay Consolidated School District recently completed a Labor Market Analysis with Hanover Research to explore the local and regional labor market. My Hanover team suggested this project because of their knowledge with our strategic plan and our goal to prepare our students for high-demand industries and occupations upon completion of their high school education. Our district team was extremely pleased and found the project informative in identifying industries in which we may focus our career and technical education programs. It is impressive how Hanover personalizes their support.

Red Clay School District

Gerri Marshall, Manager of Research & Evaluation

Whatever your goals, Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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