ISD offers single-stop registration

Call it one-stop registration.Parents of students new to the local school district will no longer have to visit multiple campuses to get their children registered, thanks to a move Big Spring Independent School District to consolidate those services under one roof.The result is the Student Records and Registation office, located at the old Goliad Intermediate campus.The office is staffed by Vickie Cheyne, the district's PEIMS coordinator, Denise Gandy and Jan Nichols. Together, they handle registration of all new students, as well as records for all BSISD students, past and present.“We're trying to make the entire process more centralized and efficient,” Cheyne said. “We had a parent come in a few days ago with kids in high school, junior high at the fourth grade. In the past, she would have had to take each of them to their new campus to register, but now she was able to register all three of them in one spot.”School district officials began studying the possibility of a centralized registration and records office early this year and officially approved the idea in June. The new office, located near the main entrance of the old Goliad building, has been up and running for the past few weeks.Parents of new students who were not enrolled in BSISD on May 25 of this year must come to the new office to register their students before they go to their assigned campuses, Cheyne said.Aside from registering new students, office personnel also will be able to respond to transcript and records requests from current and former BSISD students.“Even past students can come in and request transcripts,” Cheyne said. “Our records go back to the 1920s.”For more information, contact the office at 264-3622.