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Education, K-12, Webinars

Watch Webinar Replay: Are Your Student Warning Lights On?

Are you struggling to identify which of your students are at-risk of meeting important academic goals?

Does risk calculation take way too much of your time? Watch David Hundt, the School Improvement and State & Federal Programs Consultant at Muskegon ISD, discuss ways in which your district can increase attendance, decrease dropout rate, and take preventative actions to change the trajectory of student outcomes.

This webinar reveals how we developed the Early Warning Module with the guidance from our customers so that educators can easily understand which students need attention — when they need it.

Interested in a private demo of the Early Warning Module? Click Here


Education, K-12, News, Press Releases

Munetrix Announces Release of Early Warning Module for School Districts

Offered as a extension to the set of tools in the company’s Academic Module, the Early Warning Module empowers Curriculum Directors, Education Specialists, Student Services Personnel, Data Coaches, Counselors, and Teachers​ to identify and support at-risk students early, so that potential obstacles to student achievement can be intervened and mitigated as early as possible.

Fiscal Health, Municipal, Webinars

Watch Webinar Replay: Budgeting/ Forecasting for Inflation

Save your municipality time, reduce workload, and get tips on how to effectively plan your budgets!

Watch Kevin Smith, a veteran with over 25 years in municipal government and finance, as he shares strategies for effectively navigating current budgeting challenges. Learn how our Municipal System can help municipalities effectively and efficiently plan their budgets for the next fiscal year while addressing the effects the inflation can and will have to your budget.

Watch the replay of our recent Webinar to learn tools and techniques to do budget planning and forecasting with greater confidence…even in these inflationary times!

Fiscal Health, Municipal, Webinars

Watch Webinar Replay: What’s New in Neighborhood Intel

Insights and Visualizations You’ve Never Seen Before!

The Neighborhood Intel Parcel Analyzer provides a variety of features to help multiple departments across the community quickly and easily analyze data in geospatial visualizations. Watch this video for a basic overview of the Neighborhood Intel Parcel Analyzer system and highlights of new features recently added.

Watch the replay of our recent Webinar to see how our Neighborhood Intel can power your community data and give you visualization insights you haven’t seen before.

Education, K-12, Webinars

Watch Webinar Replay: School Transparency Reporting Made Easy

31a “At-Risk” Reporting Made Easy — in Minutes, not Hours!

The 31a “At-Risk” reporting process can be daunting. Districts frequently use handwritten forms, spreadsheets or Google sheets to collect the information and involve several personnel across the district — principals, secretaries, counselors, social workers, and teachers — to manually identify students who meet at least one of the 13 eligibility criteria and/or which programs and services these students are receiving. And this process must be done at least three times per year! This requires several hours of time from individuals, let alone cumulatively across the district it can require hundreds of hours.

Watch the replay of our recent Webinar to learn how the Munetix 31a Toolkit automates the eligibility, programs, and services reporting processes so entire process can be done in minutes — not hours!


Fiscal Health, K-12, Opinion, Uncategorized

Ohio School Districts Discovering Better Budgeting Tools

As Ohio school district administrators enter budgeting season, finance directors, superintendents and other administrators are facing dilemmas and difficult decisions. Whether trying to prioritize the allocation of stimulus or other surplus funds, or processing the challenging demands of budget cuts, it’s decision time.

The problem we see is many administrators are forced to make difficult decisions with limited data and incomplete information. As we will illustrate, placing unnecessary blinders on your budgeting can lead to incorrect conclusions and potentially misplaced allocations of resources.

Education, Fiscal Health, K-12, Municipal, News, Press Releases

Ginny Norton Joins Munetrix as Chief Executive Officer

Munetrix appoints CEO with track record of growing EdTech SaaS business

Munetrix today announces that Ginny Norton joins the company as Chief Executive Officer. Norton began her position on January 3rd, following a successful tenure at Hatch Early Learning, a leading provider of early learning technology. Munetrix Co-Founder Buzz Brown will remain in a leadership role with the company, moving to its Board of Directors in the capacity of Chairman.

Norton brings a wealth of experience in the K-12 EdTech industry as a business and commercial leader and innovator. Serving most recently as President since 2007, Norton joined Hatch in 1992, launching a career trajectory that included roles as National Sales Director and Vice President of Revenue, a position she led for nearly 10 years before being named President. During her leadership tenure, Norton spearheaded the company’s business model transformation to improve revenue predictability, an initiative that entailed transforming the business model from physical goods distribution to a subscription business model and led the execution of a product innovation strategy that captured 12% market share of the publicly funded early childhood market with 36 months of launch.

Franklin Foster, Partner at Essex Bay Capital, said: “Ginny is an industry-recognized visionary and thought leader. She has a demonstrated track record of driving growth and creating value, and her commercial and product knowledge makes her an ideal partner for Munetrix’s customers. Together with Ginny, we are looking forward to scaling Munetrix organically and through acquisitions. We thank Buzz for leading the company in its growth journey and look forward to partnering with him in as Chairman of the Board.”

“I have spent my entire career focused on how innovation can create a lasting effect on education and student outcomes,” Norton says, “and I am excited to apply those passions and acquired insights to help lead Munetrix forward in its next phase of growth. Munetrix’s shared passion for elevating outcomes for education and local governments customers are obvious and established, and I am excited to embark on this new challenge and advance Munetrix’s mission alongside its talented and committed team.”

Named a Finalist for EdTech Digest’s 2022 “Visionary Leader” Award, Norton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Richmond University, and was a four-year scholarship athlete. She gives back to the EdTech community by serving as a volunteer mentor with Promise Venture Studios.

About Essex Bay Capital

Essex Bay invests in small to mid-sized private companies, partnering with management to accelerate growth. Founded in 2021, the firm targets platform companies of $1-10M EBITDA at close, or $1-10M ARR for SaaS businesses. With 20+ years of investing experience, and 70+ completed acquisitions, the Essex Bay team brings proficiency in building companies organically and through acquisitions to create sustainable value. Learn more at

Education, K-12, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

How to Measure Academic Achievement Gains in Pennsylvania

At long last, we have witnessed an increased emphasis and investment in achieving equity in education in Wisconsin. But how do we measure whether our intentions are resulting in desired outcomes, and that equity gains are truly equitable from school to school and district to district?

Wisconsin Act 89 has made things both easier and more challenging. As educators everywhere place an increasing focus and emphasis on achieving equity and equality in education—working to address historical inequities and increase opportunities for all students—a new challenge has emerged to present an even greater hurdle: not knowing what we don’t know. This is especially critical as stakeholders work together to specifically address the equity piece of equity and equality, as equity should be regarded as a destination, or something demonstrably achievable, as opposed to a mere goal of ambiguous “improvement.”

Education, K-12, Webinars

Watch Webinar Replay: School Transparency Reporting Made Easy

Fiscal and Academic Reporting in Minutes, not Hours!

Transparency reporting is essential to building public trust, consensus and confidence. Several states across the nation require school districts to publicly post financial documents, student achievement data, safety information, district plans/policies and more.

Munetrix makes transparency reporting quick and easy, with simple tools to upload documents or links. All of this can be accomplished with minimal use of technology department personnel/resources.

Watch the replay of our recent Webinar to learn how transparency reporting can be easy with Munetrix.


Municipal, Webinars

Watch Webinar Replay: How to Take Advantage of Michigan’s City, Village and Township Revenue Sharing Program

CVTRS Filing and Compliance Made Easy

Watch the replay of our webinar to learn how our step-by step CVTRS/CIP reporting app can help complete this report in hours, not days, ensuring deadlines are achieved with less chance of errors and missing data.

Don’t miss that December 1st deadline! With municipal employees constantly being asked to do more with less, this overwhelming responsibility can lead to errors, omissions, and missed deadlines – potentially resulting in loss of funding. We’re here to help!

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