The Stillwater Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved the purchasing of a district-wide Student Information System from Infinite Campus through part of the bond issue that was passed in May.

After the initial implementation cost of more than $58,000, the system would cost the district a flat fee of $50,500 each year and will allow teachers, students and parents to view grades, attendance records and assignments online.

Although the system would take about a year to implement, it also will allow school administrators to visualize students’ data, including grades and demographics, with graphs and will ease sending reports to the state education department.

Also Tuesday, the board unanimously approved a change order for phase II for the renovation of the Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center that is scheduled to be reopened in January.

The additional charges total $39,716 and include lighting for the black box theater and an extension for the catwalk.

Assistant Superintendent Diana Leggett presented the 2005-6 annual yearly progress reports that showed the district met the AYP goals and every school in the district met every goal except for Stillwater Middle School and Highland Park Elementary, both of which missed a few goals.

Leggett said because this was the first year the middle school was tested under the AYP, the results do not truly show a progress report.

However, middle school Principal Steve Davis proposed at the meeting a 27-day after-school program that will help students before the next testing period in the spring.

The report also showed the graduation rate in Stillwater that includes grades 9-12 to be 87.6 percent, exceeding the state rate of 67.8 percent.

Finally Tuesday, for the progress report concerning the Will Rogers Elementary enclosure project and the Stillwater High School Vo-Ag Facilities project, also part of the bond issue that was passed in May, Superintendent Walter Swanson told the board the projects will open for bidding Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Swanson added the board will proceed with contract negotiations with the lowest bidder at its January meeting.

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