Highly-Rated Ohio School District Selects ‘PresenceLearning’
for Online Speech Therapy
Clinton-Massie Local Schools uses innovation to improve special education while saving taxpayers money
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2011 – PresenceLearning (PresenceLearning.com), the leading provider of live online speech therapy to K-12 students, has been selected by Clinton-Massie Local Schools to deliver services to its special education students. PresenceLearning’s unique videoconferencing platform and nationwide network of fully-qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) helps districts improve overall outcomes for speech/language therapy students while saving 10% or more on costs.
The Clinton-Massie school district has earned the “Excellent with Distinction” rating from the Ohio Department of Education, the highest that an Ohio district can attain. Dr. Michael Sander, superintendent of this K-12 district, says, “The Clinton-Massie Board of Education is constantly looking at ways to provide better quality services to our community while giving our taxpayers the biggest bang for their buck. Our district has managed to increase student achievement while cutting approximately 7% of its budget – not many districts can say that. We were excited to learn that the PresenceLearning solution could help us control our costs while improving our outcomes. This is a win for everyone.”
“Public school districts like Clinton-Massie are increasingly interested in solutions that improve outcomes and reduce costs at the same time,” said Clay Whitehead, one of the co-founders of PresenceLearning. “Our customers have discovered that PresenceLearning helps them better serve their special needs students while responding to persistent budget pressures.”
Over the past year, PresenceLearning’s online therapy services have been adopted by a growing number of educational organizations, including dozens of public school districts and many virtual academy and charter school management groups. To date, PresenceLearning has delivered nearly 20,000 speech therapy sessions and is adding hundreds of new students every month. In the face of continuing budget challenges, as well as chronic shortages of speech language pathologists in many areas, school districts are realizing significant cost savings with PresenceLearning while also seeing better outcomes for their students.
About Clinton-Massie Local Schools
The Clinton-Massie Local School District is a K-12 district of nearly 2,000 students in southwestern Ohio, about 40 miles from Dayton. The mission of the Clinton-Massie Local School District is to provide students with the best education possible to develop well-rounded, life-long learners who become functioning members of our ever-changing world.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services (also known as telepractice) for K-12 students. The company offers school districts web-based access to a nationwide network of highly -qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) via live videoconferencing using the latest in evidence-based practices. PresenceLearning delivers large cost savings while improving student outcomes. PresenceLearning is an ASHA-approved continuing education provider for SLPs and a U.S. Department of Education grant-winner, dedicated to bringing the highest clinical standards to telepractice.
Katie Povejsil, Vice President of Marketing, PresenceLearning
Mike Sander, Superintendent, Clinton-Massie Local Schools
937.289.2471 x 1401
Christine Allman, Public Relations for PresenceLearning