5/21/07- The Chicago Board of Education has selected MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS) and its TIENET™ special education case management system for district-wide implementation. The two year project will enable Chicago´s teachers and special education service providers to prepare fully compliant Individual Education Programs. In addition, by using a full case management system, staff will be able to collect, analyze, and report student achievement data to improve student performance and develop reports and communication for parents, teachers, administrators, and Board members.
MAXIMUS TIENET™ was selected through a competitive bidding process and a stringent selection process that included teachers, administrators, providers, technology experts, and district project personnel.
"MAXIMUS has exceeded our expectations at this time," said Arshele Stevens, CPS IMPACT Project Manager. "We feel MAXIMUS TIENET™ is the state of the art solution. We have had very positive responses from teachers and administrators in Chicago," said District CIO, Robert Runcie. "MAXIMUS has demonstrated an exceptional blend of project management proficiency, special education expertise, and technological skill, enabling us to better serve Chicago schools."
MAXIMUS CEO, Richard Montoni, said "The company was elated to have been selected by Chicago Board of Education and pledged total commitment to CPS and its IMPACT project. IMPACT is a multi-year project where CPS is installing, in addition to TIENET™, a student information system and a Curriculum and Instruction Management system."
Dr. Philip E. Geiger, Educational Division President for MAXIMUS, said, "MAXIMUS has devoted several full-time personnel that work as an integrated team with Chicago Public School (CPS) personnel and vendors involved in completing Chicago´s landmark technology IMPACT project that will make CPS a model for technology integration in America."
MAXIMUS TIENE™ is a premier comprehensive and robust special education case management system that has been developed by special educators for special educators and has been web-based since 2000. The system is used in many of the best school districts throughout the country. Besides Chicago Public Schools, it is used in Tucson Unified School District, Arizona; Anne Arundel and Baltimore County School Districts, Maryland; Richland Schools, California; Martin and Taylor Counties, Florida and Passaic and Edison School Districts, New Jersey and many more districts nationwide.
Chicago´s implementation is expected to be completed by May 2008.
For further information contact:
Office of Technology Services
Chicago Public Schools Work:
Vice President, Customer Service
106 Apple Street
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724