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School Administration Software

Hello-

I just picked up my daughters' report cards for the year (they did well,
thank-you) and was approached by the school administrator about writing
an Acess application to help track attendance for next year
(excused/unexcused, after so many unexcused absences a letter will be
generated, etc.). Since I have a feel for how large this request will
become, I googled for school administration software on the Python site
and was pleased to get 312 "hits". There's software out there but --
alas -- it's difficult to tell what is being used, what people think,
what's being maintained, etc.

So...do any of you have experience with any of this software? This is
for a small (~400 students k-12), private school that is not swimming in
taxpayer dollars and I would rather use Open Source because we will
probably need to customize some reports, etc. Any advice you have would
be welcome.

Thanks,
--greg

--
Greg Lindstrom 501 975.4859 (office)
Senior Programmer 501 219-4455 (fax)
NovaSys Health gr************@novasyshealth.com
Little Rock, Arkansas

"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." W.W.
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Greg Lindstrom wrote:
Hello-
[snip] So...do any of you have experience with any of this software? This is
for a small (~400 students k-12), private school that is not swimming in
taxpayer dollars and I would rather use Open Source because we will
probably need to customize some reports, etc. Any advice you have would
be welcome.

Thanks,
--greg

--
Greg Lindstrom 501 975.4859 (office)
Senior Programmer 501 219-4455 (fax)
NovaSys Health gr************@novasyshealth.com
Little Rock, Arkansas
Schooltool ?
http://www.schooltool.org/ "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." W.W.


Jul 19 '05 #2
You may want to take a look at:

Centre
http://www.miller-group.net/

Open Admin
http://richtech.ca/openadmin/about.html

A low cost, but pretty mature package is also available:

SchoolMation
http://www.schoolmation.net/schoolma...main/index.php

I don't have personal experience, but Google turned
these up quickly.

Larry Bates
Greg Lindstrom wrote:
Hello-

I just picked up my daughters' report cards for the year (they did well,
thank-you) and was approached by the school administrator about writing
an Acess application to help track attendance for next year
(excused/unexcused, after so many unexcused absences a letter will be
generated, etc.). Since I have a feel for how large this request will
become, I googled for school administration software on the Python site
and was pleased to get 312 "hits". There's software out there but --
alas -- it's difficult to tell what is being used, what people think,
what's being maintained, etc.
So...do any of you have experience with any of this software? This is
for a small (~400 students k-12), private school that is not swimming in
taxpayer dollars and I would rather use Open Source because we will
probably need to customize some reports, etc. Any advice you have would
be welcome.

Thanks,
--greg

Jul 19 '05 #3

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