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On September 1, 1980, Jim King & Associates was founded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
The company originally performed custom software and system design services on a consulting basis for a variety of applications.
In 1981, the company developed a personnel/salary negotiations software package for Merrill Public Schools in Wisconsin. Upon the completion of the software, other school districts utilizing hardware systems similar to Merrill were invited to a presentation to introduce the new personnel software. The meager turnout at the presentation (only three districts attended), was soon overshadowed by the obvious success of the presentation: all three districts seized the opportunity to own the powerful and innovative software package.
Building a legacy
From this modest, yet definitive start, Jim King & Associates continued to develop powerful software tools for schools. Building on that legacy, Skyward offers the most comprehensive, innovative, easy-to-implement and cost effective K-12 administrative software available anywhere.
Today, Skyward can be found in more than 1,500 districts around the globe. From finance to food service, you won't find a better software solution for your district. Skyward software runs some of the largest districts in the country as well as districts with as few as 22 students.
Skyward is proud to provide high-tech jobs for over 325 employees in 10 offices across the United States. Our software is proudly made and supported in the USA.