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Regional legislators introduce multi-vendor SIS bill

4:52 PM, Feb. 13, 2013  |  Comments
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A bipartisan group of central Wisconsin state legislators introduced a bill today that would create a multi-vendor system for the state's student information system, a move that would allow Stevens Point-based Skyward to continue to sell its product in Wisconsin.

The group includes State Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, Rep. Amy Sue Vruwinki, D-Miladore, Rep. John Spiros, R-Marshfield, and Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point.

The measure comes in the wake of the Feb. 1 announcement by the Department of Administration to award the contract to Minnesota-based Infinite Campus.

The bill would change state law to require the Department of Public Instruction to select multiple SIS vendors on a competitive basis. Under this multi-vendor SIS approach, DPI would be required to select two or more SIS vendors after going through an RFP process. After those vendors were selected, school districts could then choose which vendor to contract with based their own needs and budgets.

The legislators noted that moving to a multi-vendor system would allow companies, like Skyward, to continue to grow and add good paying jobs in Wisconsin.

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