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An interesting diversity of systems!

We have been using PowerSchool for two years, although only the attendance
and student records portions have been implemented, and Health in some
schools. The plan is to begin using PowerGrade next.


Eric Hall
Technology Coordinator
Waterbury/Duxbury Schools
Washington West Supervisory Union
Waterbury, VT






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> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Stalling
> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:44 PM
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> Subject: Student Information Systems?
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> I've searched through archives on this list first, but didn't get much
> info....
> 
> 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
> current 
> solution is working, and is integrated (via a replicator), there are
> changes afoot....
> 
> 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,
> gradebook 
> (middle school), electronic attendance, behavior incidents,
> transportation 
> 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
> gradebook, 
> behavior, and attendance.
> 
> So, we're wondering who is using what for a SIS.....and does it fit your
> 
> needs?  comments?
> 
> 
> Rob Stalling
> Technology Support
> Barre Supervisory Union
> Barre, VT  05641
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