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Solutions for Schools

March 12, 2015

Communications & Marketing

 We will assist in the creation and implementation of personalized and strategic plans to attract students/parents, yielding increased enrollment. Some of the services we offer include graphic design, website development/maintenance agreements, email setup/management, parent and staff surveys, use of social media, targeted networking, and marketing plan development and collaboration with your team in implementing the plan.

Services Include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Website Development
  • Event and Special Program Support
  • Surveys-Parent and Staff
  • Marketing Plan Development and Implementation


 GPS Solutions offers a full accounting management team that can provide back office accounting services, sound budgeting practices, and ensure compliance with statutory and financial reporting requirements. We will handle purchasing, perform long-range planning, implement internal control systems, and generate reliable financial information. We also offer independent school auditing services in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. GPS Solutions collaborates with schools in the budget development process, fiscally supporting both short-and long-term goals and objectives. GPS Solutions manages all school financial systems including:

  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Purchasing
  • Long-Range Planning
  • State and Federal Reporting
  • Recommendations and Advice on Best-Practice Financial Operations
  • Proposed and Revised Monthly Budgets

Human Resources

We will handle all recruiting, payroll, certification, compliance, licensure, and permitting, benefits, and personnel matters for all employees. The GPS human resources department works collaboratively with school leaders to recruit, hire, and orient new staff (including development of a comprehensive employee handbook), review employee qualifications, and ensure that staff applies for appropriate permits and meets certification or licensing requirements.  HR Services include but are not limited to:

  • Create and implement human resources operating procedures and training manuals.
  • Provide supervisory training .
  • Establish procedures for performance reviews of instructional, support and administrative positions.
  • Track and provide metrics/reporting for earned professional development credits, courses, workshops, and progress for staff.
  • Construct and deploy staff satisfaction surveys and training needs assessments.
  • Develop core competencies for identified support staff positions.
  • Comprehensive audits of personnel files to identify missing documents, addressing regulatory audits.
  • Develop, update and maintain a library of positions descriptions to meet district goals, charter authorizer requirements, ADA and other compliance and regulatory requirements.


School leaders need prompt and reliable legal expertise to enable them to fulfill their professional and fiduciary duties. GPS has teamed with area legal council that has extensive experience providing counsel to school leaders, and provides a full range of services to meet their complex and ongoing needs.

Information Technology

Technology within the school environment is critical to meeting the needs of the student. GPS Solutions will provide the necessary staff to support the school’s infrastructure, develop a technology plan, coordinate necessary upgrades for hardware/software, and align with all federal, state, and local laws for academic institutions.

Administrative Support

Occasionally there is a need for administrative support within the front office to maintain effective workflow. GPS Solutions can provide trained personnel for all areas, including administration and finance for seamless integration with your existing staff. Each member will have been carefully selected, processed, trained, and pass all background checks necessary for your state to work within a school environment.

Grant Writing

GPS Solutions supports schools and organizations in developing a grant seeking strategy to advance improvement efforts. Working with leadership, GPS Solutions identifies and pursues funding for which the school may be eligible from the pool of local, state, and federal sources.

Board Development

Boards seek GPS Solutions’ expertise in the implementation of quality management practices, oversight and school leader accountability, and compliance with local, state, authorizer and federal laws and policies. GPS Solutions provides all necessary documents, procedures and best practices for effective board governance. 

Enrollment Management

By coordinating leadership’s timeline and objectives, GPS Solutions ensures that all efforts are focused on meeting enrollment goals/projections. Further, GPS Solutions sees that enrollment processes are in compliance with state regulations and that targets are aligned with the projected budget and staffing levels. 

Student Retention Services

Working closely with school leaders, GPS Solutions provides student retention strategies to reach the targeted population. GPS Solutions evaluates enrollment, attrition trends, achievement data and parent satisfaction surveys to inform strategies related to student retention.

School Facility Management

Comprehensive school facility management includes custodial team management, compliance systems, transportation, facility inspection and necessary certifications. In addition, GPS Solutions provides oversight on construction projects involving renovations, new build and/or land acquisitions.

Full-Service Solutions

Leveraging extraordinary staff and program service offerings from across the company, GPS provides clients who seek to open a school, a customized, fully supported, fully managed charter school solution. In a 3-phase process, GPS works with clients through pre-planning, pre-operations, and operational management of a charter school. After a careful needs analysis is completed, GPS is able to customize staffing solutions as well as educational programming and back office services to ensure the sustained success of a public charter school.

Staff and service offerings that can be combined to support a GPS full-service management solution include:

Service Solutions:

  • School Improvement
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Training
  • Compliance
  • Data Analysis
  • Curriculum Development and Design
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • Tutoring
  • Special Education
  • Testing
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Board Development
  • Enrollment Management
  • Student Retention Services
  • Facility Acquisition and Management


Staffing Solutions:

  • School/District Leader, Principal
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
  • Teacher K-12
  • Paraprofessional
  • Tutor
  • Guidance Counselor
  • School Operations Director
  • School Culture Lead
  • Pupil Accountant
  • Grants Manager
  • School Finance Director


What is School Turnaround?

School turnaround is comprehensive intervention for a persistently failing school intended to produce dramatic short term results as well as develop the capacity for a long term upward trajectory.

How do we do it?

Our GPS Solutions Turnaround Team specializes in repairing or replacing ineffective district and building systems and developing capacity in people (leaders, teachers and staff) to ensure rapid student growth and long term viability. In a turnaround situation, buildings and districts must cultivate shared responsibility, accountability, and urgency and establish trust to develop conditions for success.

Turnaround schools must meet the needs of every child every day by developing data driven interventions that produce rapid academic growth, social and emotional health, and responsible behavior. Our extensive needs analysis ensures that we prioritize the highest need areas for each individual school or district and move school teams toward systemic change

What are the Intended Outcomes?

  • Rapid Academic Growth
  • Increased Student Proficiency
  • Improved Student Behavior
  • Improved Teacher Satisfaction and Morale
  • Increased Student Enrollment and Retention
  • Transformed Instructional Practices
  • Aligned Policies, Processes, and Practices
  • Culture of Improved Trust, Collaboration, and Communication
  • Strengthened Staff Capacity and Expertise

Why GPS?

The key to ensuring that schools have sustained growth requires a systems approach:  developing processes and practices with clear accountability measures and ongoing progress monitoring to ensure fidelity. Our Turnaround Specialists will help install the critical systems to build sustainability. When all systems are aligned and efficient, every single child will achieve the academic, emotional, and behavioral growth they need to prepare them for successful life outcomes.

Our comprehensive turnaround service often includes management solutions for a variety of back office needs including Human Resources, Budget/Finance, Operations, and Compliance.


Many schools find it is much easier and more cost-effective to outsource staffing rather than to employ the staff directly. Each member of our staff is fully certified, meets highly qualified (HQ) status, and receives intensive support and development from GPS.

By using GPS, a company that specializes in special education, you will benefit from our continuous pursuit of information on current issues, laws, policy and best practices impacting special education programs. All of our staff uses evidence-based practices (EBP) in prevention approaches including (MTSS) and data-based decision making.

GPS Educational Services provides highly qualified, highly effective staff for the following roles:

  • School/District Leader, Principal
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
  • Teacher K-12
  • Paraprofessional
  • Tutor
  • Guidance Counselor
  • School Operations Director
  • School Culture Lead
  • Pupil Accountant
  • Grants Manager
  • School Finance Director