|Last night the board approved purchasing
the SDS Software Module that would provide
interaction between teachers and parents.
This system is similar to "Power Book" used
by other local system. However, W/M already
has one module of SDS on their system and
adding the new module resulted in
significant savings for the district
compared to purchasing "Power Book" .
According to Principal Nyman the system will
cost less than half of the cost to purchase
the "Power Book" programming.
With the new
software, parents will be able to
access student assignments and grades.
Not too quick to waste precious general
fund dollars the board had the proposed
system thoroughly reviewed by the Wakefield-Marenisco
The system has been looked at, poked at and
probed by both the curriculum committee and
the technology committee. Then checked over
by all the teachers, who have been testing
it this past few weeks.
Now with the board approval the system can
be installed and tested in a live
environment by the teaching staff. It is
believed that the new program will be up and
running for the fall semester. It may be
possible for the teachers to test the system
later this school year.
In addition to the software purchase the
board agreed to purchasing new computer
hardware including 17 new desk top computers
and three laptops.