Acting unanimously at their March21st session, Crestwood SchoolDirectors voted to add Financial andHuman Resource modules to theSkyward computer software system.
Superintendent DavidMcLaughlin-Smith requested thenew components to comply withDepartment of Education mandatesfor record submission. The motionpresented by Financial PlanningCommittee Chair Jerry Orloski wassupported by all members present.
“Our financial planning softwareis no longer compliant with staterequirements,” the Superintendentexplained after the meeting.
He added that the new reportingprogram is only one of theinterlocking elements providedthrough this software, McLaughlin-Smith said, “We looked at severalpackages. Skyward was chosenbecause it is already tied in withstudent attendance recording andother uses…This will integrate ourfinancial reporting with the studentrecords.”
Board President Eric Aigeldingerand the Board approved the programcost, representing $76,583 for thefirst year with supplemental coststhe new two years of $21,210 each. The Application Service Providerwill charge a fee of $10,908 per yearto host Skyward for the three yearcontract.
Student safety was on the mind ofMcLaughlin-Smith in his advisorythat all three campuses had beenused for safety and security reviewswith all local law enforcementagencies. “Over the past month allthree buildings have participated ina safety drill. All three municipalpolice department took part and
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