School Support Services

Data Governance Services

  • The Chester County Intermediate Unit formed a Data Governance Team in May 2021. Our Data Governance team has four members who have over 35 years of combined experience in PIMS, Child Accounting, and State/Federal Compliance reporting. Our team has experience with several student information systems and is entirely devoted to working in Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS). We have the expertise and insight to assist your LEA in optimizing efficiencies and useable output. From initial system orientation to customized consulting, CCIU works to help you achieve your data governance goals.

    PIMS was developed to improve data capabilities and enhance school districts' capacities to meet student-level data reporting requirements and provide robust decision support tools. PIMS is an ever-evolving system but remains of utmost importance for school districts. In addition, the PA Dept of Education utilizes the data collected through PIMS for statewide decision making, publishing on the Future Ready PA Index, and directing over $13 Billion in subsidies. How can our Data Governance Team help you?

    For more information contact: Stacey McCreary, Manager of Data Governance at 484-237-5002

     
    PIMS Coaching/Reporting Data Audits Boot Camps

    CCIU coaches your LEAs PIMS Admin to facilitate data collection, upload data to PIMS, resolve collection-specific errors, and verify submission data through PIMSReportsV2.

    For LEAs without a PIMS Admin - CCIU offers PIMS reporting services. These services include creating a data governance team to assist with PIMS data collections, uploading data to PIMS, resolving collection-specific errors, and verifying submission data through PIMSReportsV2.

    CCIU’s data evaluation process is designed to assess the quality and effectiveness of an LEA’s PIMS submission process. A final data audit report is developed with specific recommendations on improving an LEA’s efficiency and quality of data.

    Data Audits include:
    December 1 Child Count
    Child Accounting
    Grad/Cohort

    CCIU offers Boot Camps to assist new staff with learning the basics of PIMS and Child Accounting. Boot Camps provide resources, a starting point, and direction on the next steps. Boot Camps work best with PIMS or Child Accounting Coaching.

    Boot Camps include:
    PIMS
    Child Accounting

Technology Support Services and Staff Augmentation

  • Supporting the use of technology services is a vital component of any organization’s technology plan. Our team is available to help in a variety of ways, including:

    ✔ Onsite specialized staff, including network administrators, engineers, server administrators, support specialists and more
    ✔ Network and server installation (including WiFi)
    ✔ Customized technology management/planning

Network Engineering and Support

  • Access to reliable network services is a vital part of any organization's infrastructure. Our NOC offers 24/7 network management services, including support for the following:

    Chesconet is a diversified non-profit organization that provides fiber optic wide area network connectivity, including Internet access, to more than fifty regional schools, libraries, government entities, non-profit organizations, and businesses.

For more information, Contact Us:

  • Bryan Ruzenski, Director of External Technology Services
  • 484-237-5026

Additional Services

Video Production

  • Video Production: Video services is of the many offerings that we provide to both the districts and internal staff. Whatever your video needs may be, we want to partner with you to ensure the best quality product. Fill out a video request form.

     

Web Conferencing

  • Web conferencing: Zoom software solutions offer a social, interactive learning experience with virtual classrooms, online conferencing, instant messaging and more. Contact Kristina Young at kristinay@cciu.org or 484-237-5229 to find out how CCIU can provide this service to help support your teaching and learning solutions.

CCIU Video on Demand

  • CCIU Video on Demand: Visit the site for live and pre-recorded programming of educational events in Chester County.