Business Information Services

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How We Help

Business Information Services provides the information you need regarding building and facilities projects, enrollment projections, capacity analysis, optimizing bus routes, and hiring additional teachers and staff.  We create a customized solution with impartial data analysis and sound recommendations for districts with increasing, or decreasing student populations.

We are dedicated to providing district administrators the most detailed planning information to make the decision-making process easier and data reliant.  Please review our comprehensive service offerings to see everything we do to help with the planning process.

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Why Business Information Services LLC?

Change comes faster and faster with every day.  How you manage this change and the decisions you make today will have long-reaching impact on students and their education.  Business Information Services provides the in-depth analysis you need and the expertise you must have to ensure you are making the right decisions and maximizing the benefits of every budget dollar.

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6 Key Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Working with BIS will make you more confident in your decisions because they are based on advanced data analytics coupled with impartial, thoughtful recommendations.  See how we can help you as we have helped other school districts since 2004.

Where is our district’s enrollment headed?

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Can our current facilities manage future enrollment?

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Do we need to alter current attendance boundaries?

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Where could population changes occur?

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What is the best location for any new building?

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Which existing schools could we best repurpose?

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About Us

Preston Smith, the Principal Owner, has a graduate degree in Public Administration with specialization in Quantitative Analysis from the University of Missouri with an undergraduate degree in Journalism also from the University of Missouri, the top journalism school in the country.

His statistical emphasis is in advanced analysis techniques including factor analysis, cluster analysis, linear regression and conjoint analysis.  His work in journalism was nationally recognized for outstanding agriculture reporting.  One investigative series he wrote as chief Washington D.C. correspondent on Capitol Hill and the White House was used as a basis for U.S. Senate hearings on government fraud and waste.

 

“The presentation to our Board of Directors went smoothly and the technology, data and service provided worked in concert with the understanding of community.” – Clover Park School District

“The Park Hill School District has worked with Business Information Services on a number of critical and time-sensitive demographic projects, including annual demographic profiles and multiple cycles of redistricting. The team at Business Information Services has consistently worked to our demanding timelines and requirements and has provided reliable demographic information in useful formats. Our staff has the confidence in the data and maps provided by Business Information Services to make critical decisions that impact our students and families.”
– Dr. Paul Kelly, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Technology, Park Hill School District, Missouri

The Lamar County School District has worked with BIS for well over a decade. Preston Smith, the owner, provides annual data as well as meeting the needs of our on the spot requests. As the 2nd fastest growing county in the state of MS, it is imperative that we stay on top of our enrollment and growth trends. Preston Smith and BIS ensure that we do!
– Tess Smith, Superintendent for the Lamar County School District, Lamar, Mississippi

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Age 5 to 17 Years

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Age 5 to 17 Years

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