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Steve,
A couple of questions:
Is it web-based?
Scheduling?
Attendance submitted electronically from the classroom?

On Dec 21, 2006, at 8:53 AM, Steve Webster wrote:

> South Burlington uses Schoolmaster in each of the 3 elementary schools,
> middle school, and high school.  Right now each is a stand-alone 
> system,
> but we can relatively easily share data, report formats, etc. between
> them.  We plan to move to the "Schoolmaster for Districts" package this
> summer, which will give us one database for the entire district and 
> will
> simplify management.
>
> We do standards-based report cards at the elementary schools and a mix
> of standards and letter grades at the middle school and high school.
>
> Teachers use the Schoolmaster gradebook for letter grades at the middle
> and high school.  The gradebook integrates with the main Schoolmaster
> database for updating class lists and posting grades.  The gradebook
> also has a feature that enables teachers to post their gradebook info 
> to
> the web so students and parents can check on the students' assignments
> and grades.
>
> Administrators have a Palm version that gives them portable access to
> student info.
>
> Schoolmaster is not perfect, but it's met our needs quite well.  And 
> the
> price is right!
>
> Steve
>
>>>> [log in to unmask] 12/20/06 04:13PM >>>
> 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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