District 219 was recently informed by Global Scholar that the company has decided to stop future development of its Student Information System (SIS) and Pinnacle Instruction (PI and PCA) products. The company states that it is committed to providing support for these products through June 2014, and that it will support the Gradebook for the foreseeable future.
The District is investigating alternative solutions to provide a robust Student Information System and provide the functionality for paper-scanned tests and online assessments. The District will continue to use our present systems while we begin the implementation phase of the new system. Our goal is to make a recommendation for a new SIS to the Board of Education by the end of this summer.
We recognize and appreciate the time, effort, and energy that everyone has put into learning the current system. Our goal is to integrate a new system that best serves our students and is minimally disruptive to our staff. We will keep you informed as we move forward.