On Air Now

Current Show

Coast to Coast AM   12:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Contact Coast to Coast AM at 1-800-825-5033

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
58° Feels Like: 58°
Wind: SE 3 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Mostly Clear 51°

Tomorrow

Mostly Cloudy 73°

Fri Night

Thunderstorms 57°

Alerts

'Skyward' appeal petitions delivered to state capitol

by
Wisconsin State Capitol at night
Wisconsin State Capitol at night

MADISON (WSAU)   Two state lawmakers handed petitions to several officials yesterday, urging them to reconsider having a Minnesota firm create a statewide database of school students. About four-thousand people signed the petitions online. They want Skyward of Stevens Point to provide the student database instead of Minnesota’s Infinite Campus – which was awarded a $15-million dcontract to do the work last month.

Senate Democrat Julie Lassa and Assembly Democrat Katrina Shankland, both of Stevens Point, presented the petitions to Governor Scott Walker, Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, and state school Superintendent Tony Evers.

About half of Wisconsin school districts already use Skyward for their student databases. The lawmakers said it would cost schools thousands-of-dollars to convert to a new Infinite Campus system.

Skyward appealed the contract award, saying there were factors that were not considered. If Skyward gets the contract, it promises to add over 200 jobs. If not, the firm says it would have to leave Wisconsin.

Lawmakers voted last year to have a single vendor provide the school database. Lassa and Shankland have proposed a bill to reverse that, and let two software firms handle the project.

Comments