Four times per year, the district offers its 4,600 plus employees their choice of over 30 different classes taught by 25 different instructors with a limit of 30 seats per class. Coordinating such a large educational effort can be quite resource intensive, and presented numerous clerical challenges for the district. As a matter of fact, it took four people answering phones and entering data into a registration database, to handle the registration process.
In order to address issues caused by this resource–intensive system, the district embarked on an effort to automate the registration process. The school district designed an on–line registration system, allowing staff members to sign up for class sessions on the web.