Performance Matters and SchoolPay Partner to Simplify and Streamline Payments for Professional Development in K-12 School Districts
Sandy, Utah — Sept. 12, 2017 — While professional development (PD) is a requirement for all teachers, many K-12 school districts lack a cohesive way to handle payments for course registration, materials, and related expenses. Performance Matters has partnered with SchoolPay to provide a centralized, streamlined solution for managing and processing payments for PD.
Through this partnership, Performance Matters will integrate SchoolPay’s enterprise K-12 payment solution within the Performance Matters Professional Development platform. The seamless workflows between SchoolPay and Performance Matters will simplify the payment process for educators by allowing them to securely submit online payments for course fees and materials from the same PD platform they already use to manage all of their professional learning.
For districts, the integration will provide an easy way to track and manage payments for PD system-wide, which will save time and eliminate paperwork. It will also give districts an efficient way to offer PD to and collect payments from educators in neighboring districts.
“Our partnership with SchoolPay will help districts increase transparency and streamline operations by putting all payments for professional learning on a common payment platform within our Professional Development solution,” said Jeanette Haren, chief product officer and co-founder of Performance Matters. “It will also enhance the PD experience for educators by making the payment process easy to navigate, thanks to SchoolPay’s user friendly interface.”
“Performance Matters is our first partner in the educator development arena, and we’re excited to work with them to provide districts with a robust payment solution that will maximize efficiency in their professional development programs and their day-to-day operations,” said David Dunaway, CEO and president of SchoolPay.
SchoolPay is a service of My Payment Network, a privately-held company based in Madison, Wisc. SchoolPay makes electronic payment solutions specifically built to serve the complex payment needs of public and private K-12 schools and districts.
About Performance Matters
By combining powerful student and educator growth solutions with real-time analytics, Performance Matters helps K-12 school districts drive continuous improvement of instruction and learning. The Performance Matters Platform includes tools for student assessment development and delivery, as well as educator professional development, evaluation, observation, and calibration. The Performance Matters Platform is used by more than 1 million educators and 11 million students in school districts across the country. For information, visit www.performancematters.com.