Cropper GIS provided an invaluable service to the Hamilton City School District as we worked on a Master Facilities Plan. The information they provided assisted the district’s Redistricting Committee in recreating boundaries for over 5,000 elementary students. The sophistication of the process enabled the district to review and consider enrollment numbers, achievement data, demographic information, and projected city growth. The computer generated data guided our work and informed the decision making process of the Board of Education, Superintendent, District Team and community committee. We could not have accomplished a goal of this magnitude in such an efficient, effective and professional manner without the leadership, knowledge and expertise of Matt Cropper and Cropper GIS.
Thank you for the job you did for our school district in its recent facilities study and dealing with the U.S. Department of Justice. Without your diligence in getting the information out with a rapid turn-around, we could not have accomplished our goal of getting a plan in place before the window closed on the financing method we had chosen to use. It was truly amazing how quickly you could take our requests and pull the information needed into a useable format… It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to using Cropper GIS for future projects
We have worked closely with Matt Cropper, and Cropper GIS, as we have added GIS capabilities to our line of services. Cropper has been hands-on and critical to helping us to realize the full abilities of the GIS system. Since day one, we’ve seen a value from Cropper’s assistance, and our clients are already benefiting.
“I am writing to say Thanks for your efforts in our recent study of Berkeley County Schools in our need to address growth in student population and the need for school facilities.
Your efforts were instrumental in the ability for our school board and community to actually realize the strong need for school facilities in a graphic way by the use of your expertise. We also gave you an extremely unreasonable time deadline and I was amazed at the level of professionalism and timeliness of the information and the presentation skills you possess as you presented to our community your findings. I believe your level of detail actually really made believers of some of our most staunch critics and eventually they saw the need for the facilities as well.
We will be closing the week of July 24, 2006 on the almost 80 million dollar project. So Thanks very much for your efforts in this successful conclusion and I look forward to seeing you soon.”
Matt Cropper has provided a wide range of GIS related services for our school district in support of activities related to our construction program. They have ranged from support for our land acquisition efforts to a very complex redistricting project involving leadership in community based committee activities and community forums. His work is extremely professional and he is a pleasure to do business with.
“Over the past five years, the Baltimore County Public Schools has benefited from your professionalism and dedication to GIS related studies for a wide variety of activities that have supported construction projects in our school district. Notably, we have worked with you to conduct a countywide update of our student yield factors, several redistricting studies on elementary schools and a major study on high school enrollments throughout the county. The later study continues to guide our discussions on high school enrollments/capacities with local stakeholder groups.
Most impressively, you have proven to be a great teacher in building the capacity of our staff to enhance their knowledge of GIS applications and their use of these skills on a daily basis to solve critical school issues.”