MAXIMUS Special Education Case Management System Selected by Chicago Public Schools


MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), The Chicago Board of Education has selected MAXIMUS and its TIENET(TM) special education case management system for district-wide implementation. The two-year project valued at $5.4 million will enable Chicago's teachers and special education service providers to prepare fully-compliant Individual Education Programs.

The MAXIMUS TIENET(TM) system is part of a multi-year implementation for Chicago's IMPACT project for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that includes the installation of a student information system and a Curriculum and Instruction Management system. Chicago's implementation is on track to be completed by May 2008.

MAXIMUS TIENET(TM) was selected through a competitive bidding process and a stringent review that included teachers, administrators, providers, technology experts, and district project personnel. In addition, by using a full case management system, staff will be able to collect, analyze and report student achievement data to improve student performance and develop reports and communication for parents, teachers, administrators, and Board members.

"MAXIMUS has exceeded our expectations at this time," said Arshele Stevens, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) IMPACT Project Manager. "We feel MAXIMUS TIENET(TM) is the state-of-the-art solution." Also commenting on the project, District Chief Information Officer, Robert Runcie said, "We've had very positive responses from teachers and administrators in Chicago. MAXIMUS has demonstrated an exceptional blend of project management proficiency, special education expertise and technological skill, enabling us to better serve Chicago schools."

MAXIMUS CEO, Richard Montoni, said, "We are pleased to have been selected by the Chicago Board of Education for this important project. MAXIMUS is committed to the success of Chicago's landmark technology IMPACT project that will make CPS a model for technology integration in America."

MAXIMUS TIENET(TM) is the premier, web-based special education case management system that has been developed by special educators, for special educators. The system is used in many of the best school districts throughout the country. In addition to Chicago Public Schools, it is used in Tucson Unified School District, Arizona; Anne Arundel and Baltimore County School Districts, Maryland; Richland Schools, California; Martin and Taylor Counties, Florida; and Passaic and Edison School Districts, New Jersey and many more districts nationwide.

MAXIMUS is one of America's leading government services companies devoted to providing program management, consulting and information technology services. The Company has more than 5,200 employees located in more than 220 offices in the United States, Canada and Australia. In 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005 MAXIMUS was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best 200 Small Companies in America for that year. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

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