Ed Ahead a.k.a., Academy Adventures Midtown, proved “ahead” of the curve in Arizona on Friday by becoming the first LEA to opt-in to the state’s student information system. SSIS, or the Statewide Student Information System, was created by the Arizona Department of Education to allow all LEAs the opportunity to enjoy a state-of-the-art student information system for a low cost.
This system was really designed to assist the smaller LEAs throughout the state, who are currently paying more than 10 times per student costs than larger districts. All LEAs that opt-in pay the same low rate of $10 a student for the first year and $6.50 a student per year thereafter.
In addition, by having technical support readily available through ADE, a small LEA has less of a need for a technology staff. However, those LEAs now have equal access to critical technology, uniform licensing fees and a secure hosted environment.
Check out http://www.azed.gov/aelas/ssis/ to learn more.