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Change concerns Skyward schools

District officials say switch to new SIS provider would be 'chaos'

10:03 PM, Feb. 5, 2013
Jan Hall, bookkeeper for the Tri-County Area School District, works in her office Tuesday. The district is one of many that use Skyward student information system software, and it is concerned about the possibility of switching to another provider.
Jan Hall, bookkeeper for the Tri-County Area School District, works in her office Tuesday. The district is one of many that use Skyward student information system software, and it is concerned about the possibility of switching to another provider.
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Jan Hall has been the bookkeeper for the Tri-County Area School District for 20 years, and she can't imagine switching from Skyward Inc.'s student information system.

"I think it would be chaos," said Hall, who has worked for the district for 39 years. "One year, (Stevens Point-based) Skyward changed their own program, and my computer was closed down for a week. Changing to an entirely new system? I can't even imagine."

Local school districts who are clients of Skyward are concerned with how they will pay for any conversion and what kind of service they might get when they are forced to switch to ...

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