Infinite Campus Provides Scalability for Small Montana Districts
July 24, 2017 – Blaine, Minn. – Infinite Campus was selected by Olney-Bissell School District (OBSD) and Froid Public School District (FPSD) as their new student information system (SIS) to provide an affordable, integrated solution. These two districts join more than 130 other Infinite Campus districts in the state of Montana.
OBSD has never used an SIS, so administrative tasks are tedious and time consuming. Trevor Dahlman, Superintendent and Principal at OBSD said, “After reviewing multiple vendors, Infinite Campus just stood out.”
FPSD was dissatisfied with their legacy SIS, PowerSchool. “In our school setting, PowerSchool just wasn’t paying for itself,” said Ken Taylor, Superintendent.
Infinite Campus will provide integrated functionality to both districts, allowing them to eliminate many third-party products. “We have several programs that we pay for independently that we can now wrap up into Campus,” said Taylor.
Dahlman said Campus SIS will save his district time and resources. “There’s a lot of reporting that our secretary spends time doing, taking away from more important tasks. Thankfully, that work will be completely eliminated now.” With Infinite Campus, users enter student data once and it’s available across the district in real-time.
Taylor had used Campus SIS while working at another district, and knew his teachers would appreciate the single sign-on. “That’s really what we were looking for, a single unit that was easy to use,” he said. “With Infinite Campus, we’ll have one program that we can log into and do everything, keep track of it all, and use for connecting parents to helpful, valuable information.”
Montana Infinite Campus users have the option to receive direct customer and tech support from Southwest Montana School Services (SWMSS), a Campus Educational Service Agency partner. The SWMSS team understands the unique needs of regional schools and communities and supports user groups and training sessions.
Infinite Campus has had a contract with the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) since 2007. Montana districts receive a 50% discount on license fees and are offered free Campus Cloud Hosting.
The districts are scheduled to go live in summer 2017.
About Olney-Bissell School District 58
Olney-Bissell School District is a public rural school that serves 89 children and offers a unique education from kindergarten through grade eight. Bissell students include students from Whitefish, Kalispell, as well as other areas in the Flathead Valley, and feed into both Whitefish and Glacier High Schools.
About Froid Public School District 65
Froid Public School District serves approximately 115 students in grades K-12 in northeast Montana.
About Infinite Campus
As the most trusted name in student information, Infinite Campus manages 7.8 million students in 45 states. For more than 20 years, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes, from those with fewer than 100 students to those with more than 600,000 students. Infinite Campus customers include school districts, regional consortia, state departments of education and the federal government. www.infinitecampus.com