TORONTO, ON – May 10, 2021 — KEV Group, the leading provider of school activity fund management software, today announced that San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has selected the SchoolCash platform to standardize its activity fund management system and consolidate and expand its online payment capabilities.
Ranked as the second largest district in California, SDUSD serves more than 121,000 students in K-12 and employs nearly 6,000 teachers. The District operates over 226 total educational facilities in the San Diego area with an annual operating budget of $2.1 billion.
Adopting SchoolCash allows SDUSD to standardize its system for managing its Associated Student Body funds by consolidating the disparate processes employed by its schools into one, integrated platform. This system allows greater oversight and efficiency at the district level, enabling SDUSD to consolidate the financial reports, shifting away from the need to create individual activity fund reports for each school, along with the ability to transition to a modernized workflow.
“SchoolCash will help SDUSD achieve its goal to streamline the way we manage the Associated Student Body funds as part of our commitment to developing a world-class school system,” said Jodie Macalos, Controller, San Diego Unified School District. “This integrated solution will create greater transparency through features such as consolidated payment reporting that can quickly produce a summary of the Associated Student Body funds using accurate, real-time data compiled from the schools.”
To satisfy its requirement for an integrated solution that manages online payments, SDUSD will leverage SchoolCash Online. SchoolCash will be integrated with PowerSchool, creating a seamless connection with the District’s Student Information System (SIS). This will expand the ability for families to make payments online for items such as athletic events, fundraising initiatives, yearbook sales, school spirit gear, and school dances and activities. Currently, a limited number of schools offer this capability independently using standalone solutions.
“SchoolCash Online gives us a wonderful opportunity to offer greater convenience and a contactless payment option for families across all of our communities,” said Ms. Macalos. “It will save time for teachers and school finance staff, who will spend less time collecting cash in classrooms and offices, while providing real-time visibility into transactions so parents, teachers, or school finance staff can easily check on the status of a payment.”
“We are delighted to begin this relationship with SDUSD to help achieve their goals to implement a system that will automate and simplify its entire Associated Student Body fund management process,” commented Bram Belzberg, Chairman & CEO of KEV Group. “This decision by SDUSD to adopt SchoolCash aligns with our strategic plan to expand the number of districts in the Western US that we know will benefit from our easy-to-use, intuitive platform.”
About KEV Group
KEV Group provides the most comprehensive activity fund management solution that enables K-12 schools to manage every dollar efficiently, accurately, and consistently. By seamlessly integrating and automating all activity fund management processes, the SchoolCash platform provides real-time visibility and control over how districts and schools create, collect, manage, track, and reconcile activity funds. Parents benefit from an easy-to-use solution that offers convenience and supports all payment types. More than 17,000 schools across North America rely on SchoolCash to manage over $3 billion in activity funds annually. Visit kevgroup.com to learn more.
About San Diego Unified School District
San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is one of the top large urban school districts in the United States. The District serves more than 121,000 students in pre-school through grade 12 and is the second largest district in California. Nearly 6,000 teachers are in classrooms at the district’s various educational facilities, which include 117 traditional elementary schools, 9 K-8 schools, 24 traditional middle schools, 22 high schools, 49 charter schools, 13 atypical/alternative schools, and five additional program sites. Visit sandiegounified.org to learn more.
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