St. Bernard Parish School District, Chalmette, LA

st-bernard-logoLASERFICHE IS “INDISPENSABLE” IN ACCLAIMED LOUISIANA SCHOOL DISTRICTOne of the best school districts in Louisiana is using LaserFiche across the enterprise to manage its mission-critical information, including student and teacher records, board of education minutes, financial transactions and inventories of all property.

School superintendent Frank Auderer said LaserFiche has become “an integral and indispensable part” of how the St. Bernard Parish K-12 School District, headquartered in Chalmette, LA, does business. He credits the thorough follow-up of LaserFiche Value Added Reseller (VAR) Allen Gilbert of Image Tek of Louisiana for the speedy implementation of LaserFiche districtwide.

“Public education today is burdened with more paperwork than ever before,” Auderer said. “LaserFiche through Image Tek has helped our staff minimize paper-shuffling and searching for documents while keeping us in compliance with local, state and federal requirements.”

The St. Bernard Parish School District was recently honored with LaserFiche’s Leadership Award presented by regional manager Stephen Wheeler in New Orleans during the international Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) conference. Auderer and staff administrative assistant Sharon Campagna accepted the award, which recognized their quick application of digital archiving throughout the school district.

Major strengths of LaserFiche for IT managers are its ease of installation and low maintenance required, according to George H. Cancienne, Jr., Computer Systems Manager for the St. Bernard Parish School District. He said school administrators and office staff began using LaserFiche after brief training sessions, adding that the product’s intuitive interface has eliminated the need for additional training.

Cancienne has established scanning stations throughout school facilities to bring paper documents into LaserFiche. He has remotely installed LaserFiche on over ninety desktops, eliminating the need to go desk to desk. VAR Allen Gilbert’s step-by-step assistance made this go smoothly, Cancienne added.

Schools nationwide are under increasing financial and competitive pressure, Superintendent Auderer explained. He called LaserFiche a “productivity tool” that has paid for itself with the ability to meet the challenges of delivering archived information instantly as it is required. St. Bernard Parish School District fifteen individual elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to employing the latest technology, the school district has undertaken a major facilities rehabilitation program to better serve its 5,000 students.