Thanks for the update, Brian! Craig On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Townsend, Brian <[log in to unmask] > wrote: > Dear Ray and fellow listers, > > > > Ray, Dana, Craig and others have very politely asked for updated timelines > and you are all due as much information as I am able to provide. Here is a > high-level update with a promise for additional details in another > communication tomorrow (for which I have blocked off my entire calendar): > > > > The pilots have not happened and the final specs are under final review > but have not yet been released. My goal is to send these out tomorrow. > The SLDS implementation vendor and state team have been working very hard > to cover all bases related to Vertical Reporting and we are confident that > these final specifications account for everything that we can think of that > would be needed for district SIS vendors or their preferred state reporting > subcontractors to prepare automated extracts. The timeline of pilot > roll-outs will of course depend on how responsive these vendors will be > able to be to these specifications and I will provide additional > information about these roll-out timelines as soon as I am able to confer > with these vendors. > > > > Right now, the grant funded implementation is slated to be complete > statewide by the end of the calendar year. This is a tight timeline and we > will work as efficiently as possible to meet this; however, we are not > going to cut corners. We will work with our USDOE counterparts, keeping > them informed of our progress and work to adjust timelines and funding if > that is necessary to ensure successful implementation. > > > > I am discussing options related to existing collections, including those > you mention below, with my team. Our goal is to make this required > reporting as straightforward as possible and that will likely include > presenting options to all districts to accomplish this (i.e. options > relating to reporting using the new VR spec, if that is the best path for > districts; options relating to reporting using file extracts using existing > collection file structures; and options allowing for reporting using > existing data entry collection mechanisms). I will be reaching out for > input about your preferences to this effect in the near future. > > > > Thank you all for your patience. We are working very hard to accomplish > this project in the right way and minimize the greatest extent possible the > disruption it may cause. > > > > Thanks, > > Brian > > > > *PLEASE NOTE**: My email address has changed. It is now * > *[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>*. Please update > your contact lists appropriately.* > > *Brian Townsend | IT Director | Vermont Agency of Education* > > 219 North Main Street, Suite 402 *| *Barre,VT 05641 *|* (:802.479.1099 > <(802)%20479-1099>| Ê: 802.479-4319 <(802)%20479-4319> | *: > [log in to unmask] > > > > *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto: > [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Raymond Ballou > *Sent:* Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:52 AM > *To:* [log in to unmask] > *Subject:* Re: Vermont SLDS Draft Specifications > > > > Dear Brian > > > > At the 2016 Pizza Conf/Tech Dir meeting, I think the timetable given to > those of us in the audience was that schools would be piloting in January > 2017 (is that happening? Can you tell me what school is piloting with > Web2school?) and that all schools would be using SLDS by the end of the > 1617 school year (will that still happen?) > > > > Just checking in to see if I missed the announcement of the final specs > and to get an updated timeline. > > > > If you would let me know what the outlook is for existing v. SLDS > submission for the upcoming > > 1.) Spring Student Census > > 2.) CIRS > > 3.) SECT > > 4.) and any I am not thinking of > > > > SIS's came up a meeting within my school the other day and inquiring minds > ... > > > > Thank you, > > > > R > > > > Raymond Ballou > > South Royalton School > > 223 South Windsor Street > > Royalton VT 05068 > > 802-763-7740 x251 <(802)%20763-7740> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Search <http://list.uvm.edu/archives/school-it.html>the SCHOOL-IT Archive > > Manage <http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SCHOOL-IT&A=1> your > Subscription to SCHOOL-IT > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Search <http://list.uvm.edu/archives/school-it.html> the SCHOOL-IT Archive > > Manage <http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SCHOOL-IT&A=1> your > Subscription to SCHOOL-IT > -- Craig Donnan Lead Tech Chittenden Central Supervisory Union Essex High School p. (802) 857-7000 x.1030 -- CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. 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