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$10m for digital schools admin system

By Charlotte Harper - 23 May 2016 4

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The ACT Government will spend up to $10 million developing a more efficient digital school administration system to improve interaction between families and schools and streamline administrative process.

ACT Minister for Education Shane Rattenbury said the new package would deliver a range of improvements to schools, including:

• An enhanced online enrolment experience so parents only need to tell their story once.
• Functionality for additional digital transactions including permissions, consent, payments and updating of student details – reduction in the number of paper forms between home and school and reducing need for repetition of forms or information. Improved access to student data every day for schools to drive continued improvement.
• Online attendance marking and faster absence notifications to parents and guardians via personal devices.
• Digital student academic reports.
• Improved administrative efficiency for schools through automated workflows including financial reporting, board reports, student wellbeing, payments and receipts and asset management.

“This system builds on the successful digital services already available in Canberra Public Schools including world leading high speed internet and the implementation of Google Apps for Education,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The system development is anticipated to commence from early 2017 and be implemented across schools over a three year period.”

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