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
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
The growing Louisburg system found itself entering
information in multiple systems and came up with the Skyward program to
"Skyward allows us to work smarter, using
software and processes that have impressive track records with many
said Louisburg USD Assistant Superintendent Pam Best.
Kingman-Norwich had separate systems for student
and business operations that could not easily be reconciled. leaders
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.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.