COSTA MESA - To lighten parents' paperwork in signing their children up for the next scholastic year, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District this summer will pilot an online registration system at Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar high schools.
The school board on Tuesday night approved a contract with Jireh Information Systems, Inc. to try a school registration and student management software program called K-12 Online. It will replace the back-to-school stack of papers parents fill out every summer with an online system.
"[We thought] there's got to be a better way," said George Knights, the district's director of professional learning communities and K-12 assessment. "It's easier to do taxes … than register your children for high school or middle school."