Green Bay, Wisconsin
In 2011, Green Bay Area Public Schools (GBAPS) implemented Infinite
Campus as their student information system (SIS). At the time, they were
using a third-party vendor to administer their Free and Reduced
Application Management (FRAM) process. After realizing this was costly
and inefficient, they made the decision to start using Campus FRAM for
the 2012-13 school year. This tool is included with the core SIS and
processes applications giving students free, reduced or paid meal status
while ensuring data confidentiality in the cafeteria.
By transitioning to Campus FRAM, GBAPS was able to centralize all their information into one database, while reducing the amount of staff time managing separate applications.
GBAPS uses FRAM as a primary source for student eligibility data. They also utilize the Household and Online Application Editor, Eligibility Import Wizard, Eligibility Tab, Verification Tab and many reports.
“Although it is difficult to select a favorite feature of FRAM, I would say the online application has been one of my greatest professional successes,” said Amanda Frisque, GBAPS Food Service Specialist. “Working with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to have the first Campus online application approved was a great opportunity.”
GBAPS appreciates that Campus FRAM creates an efficient and streamlined approach.
“The data integration of household and student information is accurate and allows for simpler input,” said Frisque. “Multi-department data sharing, access to student household information, and ease of data entry make our jobs more productive.”
During the 2012-13 school year, approximately 50 online applications were submitted. More than 100 online applications have been submitted for the 2013-14 school year.
“I’m excited to see the continued success of using FRAM,” said Frisque.
GBAPS staff finds Campus very user-friendly allowing for accurate data collection and improved communication with other departments in the district.
In addition, the Campus Community provides 24/7 access to resources and training tools to share knowledge, provide product tips and tricks and promote peer-to-peer networking.
Return on Investment
GBAPS’ purchase of Infinite Campus and access to FRAM has been an incredible resource for the Food Service department. It has allowed for timely processing of FRAM applications for families with the most current data available.
Additionally, using Campus SIS is convenient since nearly all the data they need when communicating with families and staff is in one database.
“As an end-user, I am pleased with the data accuracy of FRAM, as well as the display,” said Frisque. “The navigation pathways are logical. My contact with Campus Support staff has always been very pleasant with positive results. I would consider myself an end-user advocate for Infinite Campus.”