A state mandate put Illinois public schools in line for a change with how they handled teacher evaluations. Bloomington Public Schools District 87 took it as a chance for bureaucratic efficiency with a collaborative touch in the cloud.

The district consists of six elementary schools, a junior high and senior high school, as well as an early education and career center, covering just less than 5,600 students and located throughout Bloomington in the center of Illinois. A new state law pumped up teacher assessment requirements, not to mention the associated documentation. Rather than be “hamstrung” by an eventual state-developed model for handling these new requirements, Bloomington Assistant Superintendent Dr. Herschel Hannah sought out a document management process that was personalized and actually cut back on time compiling evaluations.

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