The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) Head Start department serves 400 children and families across three counties in Minnesota.  To effectively cover an area of over 12,000 square miles, employees are located in 15 different primary locations throughout the area.  Routing paperwork between the various office and classroom locations was difficult and time-consuming. And there is a lot of paperwork involved.  Every child enrolled in the Head Start program must complete at least 50 individual forms (development screenings, emergency contacts, income verification, family needs assessments, etc.) as well as weekly and monthly educational forms.

By moving from paper forms to paperless forms using Laserfiche and Laserfiche Forms, they simplified these challenges.

Head Start Paperless document

Here is what a typical paperless document in Laserfiche looks like.


Teachers have access to all student documents no matter how far they are from the main office by using Laserfiche Mobile.  They can view, modify and upload new documents via their smartphone or tablet.

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