The Waynesboro Area School District is implementing a new student information system to replace one that experienced problems in 2011-12.
The Sapphire Suite of programs from K12 Systems will handle many district records.
Faculty members are providing good feedback about the new system, technology supervisor Roger Lange said Tuesday.
The system is “live” and in use, with new students being enrolled with it, Lange said during a school board meeting.
Teachers are adjusting to the computerized record keeping, he said.
A “community portal” will be opened after the first marking period, so students and parents can check grades and progress online, Superintendent Sherian Diller said.
“We’re being a little cautious about turning it on until we know it’s right,” she said.
The program can handle attendance and discipline records, Diller said.
“The company has been very responsive to us for our needs,” she said.
Fairview Elementary School Principal Dianne Eberhardt said “fabulous” when Lange mentioned opinions about the system.
District officials said they were unsure of the programs’ cost Tuesday without having the contract in front of them.
The district needs to consider obtaining cyber insurance, board member Billie Finn said.
In other business, the school board approved a substitute business administrator to work during the audit process. Deborah Frame of Waynesboro will work while the district’s business administrator is out.