When Mansfield ISD converted to Skyward 11 years ago, they embraced modernization and growth. In that time, the district increased in size from 38 schools to 49; 22,000 students to 35,524; and 3,200 employees to over 6,000. Yet amid so much growth, the district's effective use of Skyward meant its processes only got simpler.

Take hiring, for example—Mansfield ISD implemented a paperless process with FastTrack, Task Processes, and Paper Contract via Custom Forms to inform teacher applicants that they have received positions in the district. This allows the new hires to resign immediately from their current districts. MISD also created a COVID reporting system, which captures employee and student cases, sends email notifications to the appropriate individuals, and generates reports for state and local reporting.

Mansfield ISD also used Skyward to make board reports for financial decisions and business operations more robust. Employees have overcome the challenges of processing big data and data growth as well as integrating data from a spread of sources. In addition, Mansfield ISD sped up its state and federal reporting and payroll processing by using data that is now readily available.

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