Bob Cornacchioli has seen all kinds of changes the last four decades in technology needs for school districts like his hometown Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where he recently retired as Director of Technology and Media Services.
What really stands out to him as the next wave of extreme demands placed on districts nationwide will be even more detailed data requests from state and federal departments of education.
“The biggest cost savings for school districts using Level Data will come because all across the country the Departments of Education are asking more and more of local school districts,” Cornacchioli said. “We want more data, but we want it ‘this way.’ And when Departments of Education change their mind, making it very hard for districts to know what they need, Level Data will be able to move the data to a location where the Department of Education can pick up the data.”
Jon Green, Shrewsbury’s current Director of Technology, said, “We count on the Level Data managed service as an alternative to horizontal SIF® for our automated database synchronization because it doesn't require agents, it adapts easily to changes in business logic, it supports both on-premises databases and cloudbased services, and the support is top notch.”
What made the 6,200-student district first realize it needed a service like Level Data was a significant bus transportation issue that took place because 2008 data on students was accidentally used at the beginning of the 2009 school year. With Level Data in place since February, 2010, busing assignments are executed with precision, including in the fall of 2010 when the district was temporarily without a transportation director due to a staffing change.
“The Shrewsbury Public Schools engaged Level Data in order to ensure that our many separate data management systems were integrated so that we could better serve our internal and external customers,” said Superintendent of Schools, Joseph Sawyer. “Thanks to Level Data's services, our district is now able to offer increased, better options for our stakeholders, such as online bus pass registration through a very informative parent portal.
“As cost-effective data management becomes increasingly important for both the operational and educational success of our district, we are pleased to partner with Level Data as we strive to provide innovative solutions that help us reach our goals for continuous improvement.”
"As cost-effective data management becomes increasingly important for both the operational and educations success of our district, we are pleased to partner with Level Data as we strive to provide innovative solutions that help us reach our goals for continuous improvement."
Joe Sawyer, SuperintendentShrewsbury Public Schools
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