dmPlanningSM is a web application coupled with consulting services and best practice research that helps districts better manage and budget special education services. dmPlanning allows you to understand current practices, set guidelines for staffing, and manage and monitor special education spending.
dmPlanning will help you better understand how your special education teachers, therapists and paraprofessionals spend their time so that you can make better informed staffing and building allocation decisions. With dmDevelop, each staff member will track their schedule for a one-week period using an easy-to-use online form.
The data generated by dmPlanning coupled with DMC’s consulting services and best practices research can help you set criteria and guidelines for staffing going forward. With dmPlanning, you can run “What if” scenarios to better understand the impact of different guidelines and service delivery models on students, staff, and the budget.
Armed with this key information, you can budget and plan accordingly. In some districts, determining how many staff are needed and in which schools can feel like a hazy guestimate, based on history. With dmPlanning, it is transformed into a thoughtful, deliberate decision.
dmPlanning is web-based, so it is easily accessed and maintained with commonly-used browsers. Reliable and secure web hosting from DMC, with no installation or IT support required.