Business & Adminstrative
Twin Cities School District Consolidates Administrative Functions
Public Schools (SPS) in suburban Minneapolis has
consolidated all of its administrative functions into a single
The 7,600-student school district now has a single
administrative suite, provided by Infinite
Campus, which accommodates its
student information system as well as its finance, human resources,
business functions. A one-time mix of independently operated functions,
them managed by third parties, now provides reports and functions from a
source, streamlining procedures and increasing efficiency.
Using the Infinite Campus student information system along with Campus Finance,
Payroll should allow district officials to share more data across the
"We used to spend a lot of time massaging data to
useful," said SPS Finance Director Mike Burlager. "We no longer have to
Likewise, the district no longer needs to send
notifying staff of administrative updates. Instead, changes can be made
available throughout the system.
"Now,” Burlager said, "if human resources adds a
the system, the information is instantly available to everybody. Campus
integration keeps information accurate and timely."
At the same time, many more staff members can have
information and create and share reports that package information in
meaningful ways for them.
"This means our business office no longer receives
pull specific reports," Burlager said, "a big benefit of using one
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.