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:

With many priorities and little time, we want to impact change as quickly as possible.  To do so, we felt we needed external expert guidance and support. Hanover comes with a great reputation and experience, making them a natural choice for us. In the coming year, we want to self-reflect and self-evaluate with an open and honest view of our internal structures and processes.  We believe we are best equipped to do that with Hanover. To others considering working with a third party to tackle issues in the classroom and central office, we advise they be brave enough to use outside influence and expertise to hold themselves accountable. External partners, like Hanover, force honest conversation at the highest levels.

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– Linda Quinley, Chief Financial and Operations Officer

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

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