Student Information Systems
Wisconsin District Gets New SIS After 20 Years With Old System
After 20 years with the same student information
the fifth-largest school district in Wisconsin is getting a new one.
Unified School District, with more than 20,000
students in seven towns and 40 schools, turned over a new leaf when it
on with Infinite
Campus to put the new SIS, Infinite
Campus District Edition,
in place by summer 2015.
"Every stakeholder who attended the Infinite Campus
the system's very contemporary interface and that it's easy to
James DePue, student and instructional systems data supervisor for the
Among the new features that the Racine district will
getting with the new system is Cloud Choice Hosting, which DePue said he and others believe will ensure more data security than its previous SIS, whose
outsourced hosting to a third party.
"It just became too challenging to pull necessary
the system," DePue said. "We run more than 40 exports daily and report
was very slow because of limited bandwidth."
As part of the package, Racine will be getting a new
registration system that DePue said he expects will save the district money and
Health Check feature intended to clean data and identify training needs.
"If we see data-related issues popping up in a
building, we can immediately direct those users to tutorials," DePue
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.