The District migrated to a new enterprise software, PowerSchool. When this was pitched to the Board, they were pretty much told that they had no choice. The company that made the software they were using was bought by Pearson and Pearson stopped support of that program. They offered to help districts making the migration to Pearson's software, PowerSchool, but districts would be on their own if they wanted to move to any other software. PowerSchool would also offer a lot of attractive capabilities that were available as modules, including one that would replace The Source.
This is a VERY BIG DEAL. This software collects, tracks, and reports just about all of the information for all students throughout the system. It runs everything - schedules, grades, test scores, medical information, and more.
Unfortunately, the roll out of PowerSchool was less than ideal. Users didn't get enough training - some got none. The District didn't get much support from Pearson and the IT department didn't have the staffing they needed for the rollout. Some staff weren't even granted access to the system or the right access. That's one of the reasons that schedules were so messed up at the start of the year. That's why there was a technology blackout until days before school started and waitlists didn't move.
So where are we now? Has the training and access caught up with the need? Are those first week issues ironed out? What's going on with PowerSchool? Do people like it? Is it working well?