Student Information Systems
Pennsylvania Districts Adopt New SIS
school districts in central Pennsylvania have
adopted new student information systems on the advice of a third area district.
Area and Central York school districts took
the advice of information technology leaders at the neighboring Gettysburg
Area School District and chose the Skyward Student Information System to replace
their current systems.
have learned that the best information comes
from speaking directly with the customers using the system," Perkins
our visit with Gettysburg, we knew that Skyward was a provider we
to Brad Perkins, a data specialist at
Dover Area School District, the Gettysburg district convinced him that
state reporting function, scheduling system, parent notification
electronic gradebook and integration into its 1-to-1 program were
other systems it had looked at.
educators have really taken to the online
assignments feature from Skyward," said Lynn Schoppaul, software
with the Gettysburg district. "The students can log into the system and
the assignment online, which is automatically graded, enabling students
educators to view the grades instantly."
all three school districts are involved in a
Skyward state user group that allows them to communicate with each
other on the
system and to participate in user group conferences.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.