Student Information Systems
Nebraska District Unifies Multiple Processes into a Single SIS
Public Schools (KPS) in Kearney, NE is
moving from a student information management process that involved
systems to a single student information system (SIS).
district in central Nebraska chose Infinite
Campus, a software provider that focuses on education, to
enrollment, online payment and online messaging into a single system
system, which will go live in January, will give educators and
in the 5,300-student district real-time access to information almost
and at any time. Administrators said they are looking forward to a
database that can be used as a district-wide repository of data that
with data-driven decision-making.
previous system merely housed information," said KPS Technology
DeHaven. "We couldn't import assessment scores to track student
new Infinite Campus SIS, Kearney educators should be able to tie
students and review progress over multiple years. That will help
staff make plans for the future and principals monitor progress in
the new SIS will also be more affordable than either KPS's previous
other alternatives it was considering.
ran the numbers, Campus represented a $25,000 annual savings over our
system, along with the third-party applications," DeHaven said. "It
sense to combine everything into an integrated solution."
Campus representatives said they will provide monthly enhancements to
as new innovations are discovered.
one high school, two middle schools, 10 elementary schools and one
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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.