Business & Administrative

Kansas Districts Unify Student, Business Administrative Systems

Two rural Kansas school districts have adopted a new administrative system to streamline both student information and business operations.

The Louisburg Unified School District, with more than 1,600 students in five schools, and the Kingman-Norwich Unified School District, with 1,000 students, both transitioned to the Skyward School Management System to eliminate multiple inefficiencies and separate systems for different administrative functions.

The growing Louisburg system found itself entering the same information in multiple systems and came up with the Skyward program to save time.

"Skyward allows us to work smarter, using state-of-the-art software and processes that have impressive track records with many districts," said Louisburg USD Assistant Superintendent Pam Best.

Kingman-Norwich had separate systems for student information and business operations that could not easily be reconciled. leaders theresaid they are hoping Skyward's new student-scheduling feature will result in fewer last-minute course changes.

"Skyward will help us visualize multiple course openings so we can build a more efficient schedule," said Kingman-Norwich Assistant Superintendent Max Clark.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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