I am going to try http://www.focus-sis.org/ open source.
Has anyone used it yet?
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US Rte 2
North Hero, VT 05474
From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:44 PM
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Subject: Student Information Systems?
I've searched through archives on this list first, but didn't get much
What are schools using for their student information systems?
Here in Barre we are using Pearson Education Systems "Chancery
SMS" (web-based for K-8) and Chancery MacSchool (9-12). While the
solution is working, and is integrated (via a replicator), there are
Pearson has repositioned SMS as a product for middle to large school
districts (their documentation states "30,000 students" as a starting
point). Barre has roughly 3k students. We've also been told that
MacSchool is going to go away at some point (date unknown).
For K-8, SMS is used for electronic standards-based report cards,
(middle school), electronic attendance, behavior incidents,
and transfer of student info between our 2 K-8 schools and the SHS/BVT
campus. For SHS/BVT, MacSchool is used for report cards, eclass
behavior, and attendance.
So, we're wondering who is using what for a SIS.....and does it fit your
Barre Supervisory Union
Barre, VT 05641
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