"It will completely change the way we communicate in our district," said Dr. Joseph Rella, superintendent, Comsewogue School District.
district were not actively shopping for a new SIS when he
was invited to an information meeting about the Aspen SIS near his
district office held by Eastern Suffolk BOCES
(Board of Cooperative Educational Services), which is an educational cooperative of 51 Long Island school districts.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
had recently agreed to add Aspen to the list of five student management systems it makes available to its component districts, according to Hilna Zoob, program administrator of student data services for Eastern Suffolk BOCES
said Aspen represents a "one-stop shopping" opportunity for the district, and help them to consolidate what is now being done by no fewer than 10 different systems.
Moreover, the Superintendent estimates his
district will quickly recognize as much as $40,000 in savings by consolidating all their systems into one platform.
Further, Dr. Rella
district's parents will appreciate Aspen's parent portal, helping them to be more engaged in their children's learning by being able to access grades, attendance and other key information.
Zoob noted Eastern Suffolk BOCES
would have a fully certified support team in place that will be schooled in the operation of Aspen.
"We are very pleased with the level of support that the Aspen Implementation team has afforded us and the care and attention to detail they have supplied in this process," she
"Our support team is learning as much as possible and as quickly as possible in order to come up to speed for our districts."
"I'm going to learn Aspen right along with everyone else," Dr. Rella