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One more One Stop: PAISD registration event hopes to bring process into future

The Port Arthur Independent School District is all about future change and success — a theme they kick-started during registration day on Wednesday.

PAISD held its annual One Stop registration event at the 9th Grade Academy. The event allowed all new and returning students throughout the district to register in one place. This year, the schools changed it up a bit and moved from paper registration to an entirely online system.

Port Arthur Independent School District held their One Stop registration event Wednesday at the 9th Grade Academy. PAISD enacted a new online registration system for parents and students for the first time this year. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

Parents and students wait in line for language help during PAISD’s One Stop registration event Wednesday at the 9th Grade Academy. The event included a multilingual group to help non-native speaking residences navigate the new online system. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

“We feel the new registration event went very well,” Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie said. “We debuted the online registration to make it more convenient for parents and the district, and although we had longer than usual wait times, our parents were very patient. We were able to register over a 1,000 students online. We had a phenomenal response.”

Porterie said this year the school district is looking to show change, and with the end of this event PAISD is looking to the next step to show that.

Parents of a PAISD student register their children online during the One Stop registration event Wednesday at the 9th Grade Academy. The school district enacted a new online registration system this year to help decrease the school district’s carbon footprint and decrease errors made during the registration process. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

During PAISD’s One Stop registration event, several businesses and vendors lined the school’s hallway to help parents stay informed and up-to-date. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

“This year we want to ensure we have more parental participation and to make sure that students are successful in overall learning,” he said. “That’s what we’re getting ready to start. We want to be more successful than the last year. We’re incrementally becoming stronger everyday and that’s what we want. We want to become stronger for the 2019 school year.”

Parents who missed the registration can still register their children online at www.paisd.org from any connective device.