The efforts by Infinite Campus to align with the Wisconsin state reporting requirements will save district staff hours of time and improve data collection overall.
Blaine, Minn. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD), serving nearly 23,000 students, has selected Infinite Campus as its new student information system (SIS). Infinite Campus will provide KUSD with extensive functionality that is intuitive for all end users. In addition, the ability to scale up to meet the needs of a growing district set Infinite Campus apart from other vendors.
As with most Wisconsin districts, Kenosha was awaiting the final decision from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction regarding a single provider for a statewide SIS. An extensive RFP process evaluated competing student information systems, searching for the most well refined product. Key factors in the search included cost, vision and feature set. Through this process, KUSD selected Infinite Campus, a single solution that addressed their outstanding data needs and lowered annual costs.
According to Kris Keckler, KUSD Executive Director of Information and Accountability, “Our favorite features of Infinite Campus include the clean interface, online enrollment option, and direct support for data conversion. The efforts by Infinite Campus to align with the Wisconsin state reporting requirements will save district staff hours of time and improve data collection overall.”
KUSD maximized its investment by purchasing Campus Online Registration. Online Registration enables parents to add or update their student’s demographic, health, primary and secondary household information, phone numbers and more. When an update is made, parents will receive a confirmation email or status update. In addition, district staff can now run four different reports on applications and enrollment statuses.
Coming off a system that could not readily support growth and wasn’t keeping up with state reporting, KUSD values that Infinite Campus is a one-stop shop. All student data is centrally hosted in a single database that is convenient, efficient, and available to users in real time.
KUSD is scheduled to go live in July 2014. The district will work with the Wisconsin Regional Computing Center (WiRCC) during implementation and for continued support. WiRCC is a regional partner with Infinite Campus. “Because the WiRCC’s focus is on Wisconsin schools, they are very familiar with the state regulations we must follow. All of the WiRCC staff we have worked with are former Wisconsin educators and that gives them unique insight into how we will use Infinite Campus,” says Keckler.
KUSD stakeholders are encouraged and excited for the improved collaboration and data sharing available with Infinite Campus. They look forward to increasing parent and student communication throughout the educational process and continue building for the future.
About Kenosha Unified School District
Created in 1967, the Kenosha Unified School District serves 22,676 students at 40 schools. It is the third largest district in Wisconsin and includes the city of Kenosha, village of Pleasant Prairie, and town of Somers. The KUSD mission is to assure every child experiences high quality, personalized learning success. http://www.kusd.edu
About Infinite Campus
For more than 18 years, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes. As the largest American-owned student information system provider, Infinite Campus manages 6.5 million students in 42 states. Infinite Campus customers range from those with fewer than 100 students to those with more than 600,000 students. Infinite Campus customers include school districts, regional consortia, state departments of education and the federal government. http://www.infinitecampus.com