COLUMBUS JUNCTION – The Infinite Campus Student Information System has been approved for use in the Columbus School District.
School officials said the school board agreed to adopt the new system at its regular monthly meeting on Monday. The school is currently using Power School, which Todd Heck, a newly elected school board member and former district technology director, said “was not user friendly.”
Student information systems provide a platform for a wide range of district, student and other services, including information management for payment processing; student registrations; historical data on students and staff; course information; finances; human resource; evaluations; communications; and more, officials reported.
The school board agreed to proceed with the purchase of the new system for $ 40,828 with a 17-year conversion.
As part of other financial measures, the board agreed to submit a request to the school’s budget review committee for an amended additional amount of $ 53,386 due to an excess cost related to the supply of the school. English language proficiency program limited the previous year.
Based on previous discussions, the request will not result in any additional funding for the district, but will allow it to reclaim spending authority.