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Re: [K12OSN] Schoolmaster / schoolmaster.com



I would like to know the size of your district(s).  There are several in
Maine using Centre (2500 students approximately) and I believe it is
working very well.
Sharon

vangundypw sau14 k12 nh us on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 12:27 PM -0500
wrote:
>Mike,
>
>I guess it really depends on how exhaustive you use your student
>information systems. I know that we looked at several different SIS
>databases like Centre, SchoolTool, MMS, iPass, and PowerSchool. This is
>my thought on Open Source SIS databases to date: Primitive. At an
>elementary school level you can probably get away without a lot of the
>features that more robust and commercial SIS databases like PowerSchool
>offer but at the high school and district levels, we can't live without
>options that we get with commercial SIS databases. We indeed did go with
>PowerSchool as it is extremely robust, web based, and always up to date
>with our state reporting forms. Not to mention many other options and
>customer support. These are the things that Centre and SchoolTool lack.
>I am all for implementing Linux and open source applicationd in
>educational institutions (which I have), but in my humble opinion, it's
>not worth relying on an open source SIS database for my district yet....
>
>-Paul
>
>On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 12:05 -0500, Mike Heins wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> With the success of our K12ltsp labs, and the fact that all remaining
>> computer systems problems seem to be Windows/related, we are in the
>> market for a Linux-based school information system (to replace Hunter
>> Schoolminder, etc.).
>> 
>> My cooperating teacher ran across Schoolmaster, which apparently can
>> run its custom DB (Faircomp) on Linux, but still runs all code on
>> Windows clients.
>> 
>> I surveyed the options last year and didn't see anything real good
>> that was web or Linux based. 
>> 
>> So I have three questions:
>> 
>>     1) Are there any satisfied or dissatisfied Schoolmaster
>>        users out there?
>> 
>>     2) Have any options opened up (or become stronger) in the
>>        past year for school information systems?
>> 
>>     3) How close is the Shuttleworth school system from being
>>        useful for grades and report cards?
>> 
>> Best,
>
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