Crestwood Approves Computer Upgrade

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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