School Planning

Getting Ready for Your Fall Forecasts

Spend an hour with Jared Nelson, Lorne Woods, and others from Davis Demographics’ team to discuss strategies for effecting planning. The hour will be spent answering ad-hoc questions, discussion on planning timelines and strategies, and best practices in planning. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss issues specific to your school district. Click HERE to register.

Getting Ready for Your Fall Forecasts2020-09-02T09:14:16-07:00

Getting Ready for Your Fall Forecasts

Spend an hour with Jared Nelson, Lorne Woods, and others from Davis Demographics’ team to discuss strategies for effecting planning. The hour will be spent answering ad-hoc questions, discussion on planning timelines and strategies, and best practices in planning. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss issues specific to your school district. Register for the webinar here.

Getting Ready for Your Fall Forecasts2020-08-28T07:07:17-07:00

Where Americans Are Moving During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you experiencing growth in your area? The article linked below paints an interesting picture of how families are moving during COVID. Davis Demographics represents K-12 districts in some of these areas. Clients in the Idaho and South Carolina have been seeing growth as people move in from other parts of the country. Nine states had a net positive in terms of people moving in. Idaho had almost three times as many people move [...]

Where Americans Are Moving During The COVID-19 Pandemic2020-08-31T15:16:33-07:00

Magic and Geography

Arthur C. Clarke said “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” A superintendent once exclaimed “this report is like magic!” when seeing his school district’s attendance matrix for the first time. I told him “No, sir. That’s geography married to enrollment.” Click here to see the this attendance matrix. At Davis Demographics, we believe that geography is essential to planning. This means that our forecasts are based on where a student [...]

Magic and Geography2020-08-27T14:54:50-07:00

Getting Ready for Your Fall Forecasts

Spend an hour with Jared Nelson, Lorne Woods, and others from Davis Demographics’ team to discuss strategies for effecting planning. The hour will be spent answering ad-hoc questions, discussion on planning timelines and strategies, and best practices in planning. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss issues specific to your school district. Register for this webinar here.

Getting Ready for Your Fall Forecasts2020-08-28T07:03:02-07:00

Update on SchoolSite Pro

ArcGIS Pro is quickly becoming the gold standard in desktop GIS software and SchoolSite Pro will the go-to extension of K-12 school districts looking for boundary planning and enrollment forecasting tools. The efforts to migrate SchoolSite from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro are moving along quite fast. We have a solid beta version of SchoolSite Pro available for testing. If you are a current SchoolSite user and are interested in getting your hands on [...]

Update on SchoolSite Pro2020-08-25T06:37:16-07:00

K-12 Planning in times of COVID-19

School Districts typically face many challenges when starting a new school year. In 2020, they face an additional one, corona virus and the uncertainty this brings to everyone, from the student body, to the parents, as well as instructors. School Districts across the US and the world are now debating whether or not they will be able to adequately plan and adjust to a hybrid model, online only or fully re-open. In a study [...]

K-12 Planning in times of COVID-192020-08-25T06:37:22-07:00

How Is Your District Opening?

How is your school district re-opening for this school year? Davis Demographics has created a three question survey using Esri ArcGIS Online Survey123 to help provide an open source dashboard. No personal information will be asked. The dashboard will be shared later this week. With clients across North America, we are privileged to be a part of the planning that is taking part to bring students safely back to school and care for them virtually in the [...]

How Is Your District Opening?2020-08-25T06:37:27-07:00

Not All Students Have Access to Internet

What internet access do you have for virtual learning? A study by Microsoft in 2018 estimated that about half of Americans – 163 million people – do not have high-speed internet at home. Students in rural areas often find it impossible to connect to internet service at speeds that would allow conferencing or video streaming because internet providers haven’t extended the lines. Elsewhere, especially in urban districts with high concentrations of poor students, subscribing [...]

Not All Students Have Access to Internet2020-08-25T06:37:38-07:00

Where did the students go?

The Importance of Resident Based Research Especially This Fall Our firm is preparing for a new year of student forecasting, development research, rezoning and GIS support as client districts are preparing for opening during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic is on everyone’s mind with questions of how they are going to help get the kids up and running for the new school year. During recent conversations, clients have mentioned the disappearance of students this spring and in [...]

Where did the students go?2020-08-25T06:42:09-07:00
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