I am going to try open source.
Has anyone used it yet?

David Isham
Network Administrator
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US Rte 2
North Hero, VT 05474
802-372-6921 vox
802-372-4898 fax

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From: School Information Technology Discussion
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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 
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,
(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

needs?  comments?

Rob Stalling
Technology Support
Barre Supervisory Union
Barre, VT  05641
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