PowerSchool University (PSU) 2003 broke attendance records for the annual gathering of users of Apple’s Web-based student information system (SIS). Over 250 system administrators, counselors, office staff, and school/district administrators meet at the July 21 meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to
an Apple education article.
PSU 2003 participants chose from 17 different training classes, though all attended a session addressing the latest version (3.6) of PowerSchool. The upgrade improves scheduling flexibility, and can now include matrix displays to help show student schedules across the term. Walk-in scheduling has been added, for enrolling students one section at a time. State attendance record management has been improved, and new features have been added to accommodate complex scheduling. What’s more, PowerSchool 3.6’s support of legacy data upgrades is also enhanced.
PSU 2003 attendees came from 34 states, Canada, the Netherlands, and the Bahamas. Participants also obtained information about the
PowerSchool User Group, which offers a place for users of the SIS to collaborate, cooperate, and share information. The user group was formed by Bob Cassidy, technology director of the Somerton School District in Arizona.