Nov 18, 2022

Attendance & PEIMS Specialist - KIPP Destiny

  • KIPP Texas
  • Dallas, TX
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Company Description
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in partnering with families and communities, to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impacting more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.
In the 2020-2021 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 31,100 students in 59 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.
The mission and vision of KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural North Star:
As a Team & Family, we:
Champion Equity
Chase Excellence
Persist with Purpose
Bring Joy
Rise Together
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.

Job Description
The Opportunity
The School Operations Team is focused on creating the conditions by which our schools can thrive by designing and leading efficient, safe, joyful, and just systems; working to remove obstacles to learning and find creative solutions to challenges to enable the highest level of teaching and learning; and providing best-in-class customer service to families and staff members to ensure they feel welcomed, cared for and a valued member of our community. The Attendance & PEIMS Specialist is a school based position responsible for maintaining impeccable student information data and record keeping, assisting with seamless school operations, and supporting excellent teaching and learning by providing data to inform decisions. The Attendance and PEIMS Specialist is the data and student information expert at the school.
Key Responsibilities
Manages school attendance process and maintains attendance records
  • Partners with students, staff and parents to ensure students attend school every day
  • Trains teachers on attendance procedures and inputs the data into the Student Information System (SIS)
  • Documents all attendance changes, corrects attendance data, and completes audits as needed
  • Communicates attendance reporting to staff and indicates when a student is at risk
  • Participates in the weekly attendance check-in meeting with increasing responsibilities over time
Maintains accurate student data and information in compliance with federal, state, and school expectations
  • Corrects student data issues in the SIS and completes Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) reporting
  • Manages requests for student records
  • Enters and audits immunization and health documentation into the SIS and auditing these entries
  • Reviews critical health alerts for students and ensures the coding is in the SIS
  • Enters student schedules once developed
  • Prints progress reports and report cards
Processes documentation for student enrollment and maintains all lottery records
  • Verifies students are fully enrolled and makes any data corrections in registration packets and the SIS
  • Collects any required documents for students to enroll
  • Sets up, manages, and audits student folders
  • Accepts transfer requests from families and coordinates process with other schools
  • Handles external student document requests
  • Tracks leaver information and ensures that withdrawal meetings are held
  • Prepares transcripts and provides proof of enrollment

  • Unwavering commitment to the KIPP Texas mission, core values and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students, families, and staff
  • Strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results
  • Experience with managing and entering data
  • Sense of humility, customer service mindset, and shows urgency and the ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly
  • Ability to establish relationships and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Desire to continuously learn and evolve as a professional

Additional Information
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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