Student Information Systems

Lake Havasu USD Adopts SIS, SPED Support

Lake Havasu Unified School District in Arizona has selected a new student information system (SIS) and special education management system to replace its existing SIS. The district plans to implement the new SIS over the summer and expects to have it in place for the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.

In 2014, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) awarded a Statewide Student Information System (SSIS) contract to Edupoint Educational Systems as part of the Arizona Education Learning and Accountability System (AELAS). Through this program, local education agencies throughout the state have the option to adopt Edupoint's Synergy SIS at a pre-negotiated price.

Lake Havasu USD serves 5,400 students across eight campuses. The school district had been looking for "an integrated solution that would seamlessly share data across different systems to simplify their processes and improve student outcomes, and felt Synergy would best fit their needs," according to a statement from Bob Weathers, founder and CEO of Edupoint, in a news release.

The new SIS will give the district student information management functionality, as well as scheduling, gradebook and family engagement capabilities. It will also help the district integrate with other ADE systems, according to a news release from Edupoint. The Synergy Special Education module, which is an optional add-on through the SSIS program, will "enable the district to manage their special education process from start to finish while providing oversight to ensure federal and state regulations are being met," stated the news release.

Edupoint modules included in Arizona's SSIS program include School Office Administration, TeacherVUE Gradebook, ParentVUE Web Portal, StudentVUE Web Portal, Scheduling, Querying and Reporting and AZ State Reporting. Synergy Special Education is an optional module not included in the core package. Other modules that the district has the option to adopt through the program include Synergy Online Registration, LessonVUE curriculum and instructional management and Synergy Assessment.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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