Round Rock Independent School District
How an Analysis of Campus Schedules Helped a Texas School District Find Millions in Savings and Improve Student Outcomes
Spearheaded by Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, Round Rock Independent School District used data analytics to uncover internal inefficiencies, which led to budget adjustments that will now allow competitive salaries to recruit and retain teachers.
Dr. Hafedh Azaiez took the reins of the Round Rock Independent School District at a time of seismic shift in public education. The sprawling school district located in the northern suburbs of Austin, Texas, has long enjoyed a stellar reputation as a destination district. But when Azaiez was hired as Superintendent in 2021, Round Rock ISD, like districts across the nation, was still reeling from the effects of the pandemic – virtual instruction, declining enrollment, teacher burnout, and, the perineal challenge for public schools, insufficient funding.
To tackle these critical issues, Round Rock ISD partnered with Abl to dive deep into campus schedules and uncover exactly how school resources were being utilized. Abl’s Resource Analytics solution analyzes time, courses, enrollment, attendance and staff data to paint an accurate picture of current conditions, reveal deficits and inefficiencies, and compare student outcomes.
The analysis revealed inequities in instructional time, inefficiencies in staff allocation, and identified a potential $4 million in savings without staff reductions or adversely impacting the student experience. In fact, the results provided a roadmap of how to improve student performance and save money.
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