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:

As a small district with limited staff members, both the research library and access to the project team will be instrumental in helping us make informed decisions based on student learning. Being able to point to the impact and connection from one practice to another will really help us move learning forward. Additionally, we see the research library as a resource for our employees that are participating in CTI or continuing their education. We believe access to action research will help them further develop their skills and keep them current.  It will also help strike the appropriate balance of theory and practice as they delve into significant education issues.

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– Kimberly M. MacKinney, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

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

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