STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Oct. 2, 2013 – Districts today are faced with the need to accomplish more work on a declining budget and fewer resources. This creates an efficiency gap, a trend that presents a disconnect between the high expectations within a district and the resources available to deliver those results. Through its school management system, Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, minimizes the efficiency gap by helping school districts enhance services while spending less.

With a single integrated database, schools can easily access and analyze data to measure the district’s performance in real time, instantly observing ways to improve the value of educational programming. The school management system enables districts to generate reports and transfer data between the state and other districts. Additionally, districts can boost operational efficiency while eliminating unnecessary burdens in order to streamline administrative tasks.

“From payroll and state reporting to monitoring student’s grades and lunch choices, teachers, administrators and parents have access to a very powerful and comprehensive tool,” said Ray Ackerlund, vice president of marketing and product management at Skyward. “Skyward’s software is specifically designed to make a district as efficient as possible, saving on average $3.03 per student and $106.78 per employee annually. Schools are tasked with creatively stretching dollars while maintaining high standards. With our school management system, districts don’t have to choose between services – they can have it all.”

Skyward partners with districts to eliminate the burden on educators and administrators, and closes the gap that inhibits progress. With more than 1,600 districts finding success with Skyward’s school management software, a growing number of districts are finding the ability to do more with less.

About Skyward
Skyward is a leading provider of K-12 school administrative software that surpasses districts’ needs in state reporting, improves operational capabilities, and opens communication between schools and families. Today, the Skyward School Management System™ is used in more than 1,600 school districts worldwide, ranging from districts with as few as 50 students to statewide implementations supporting more than 800,000 students. Founded in 1980, Skyward serves school districts with its integrated student, finance, and human resources suite of products and is proudly made and supported in the United States. To learn more, visit

Media Contacts
• Ray Ackerlund, Skyward, Inc., 800-236-7274 x1319,

• Katie Waite, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x26,

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