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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (May 21, 2014) - Raymond School District, based in Franksville, Wis., has selected Skyward, an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, to integrate the company’s Student Management Suite with their existing School Business Suite. The transition will allow the district to further implement a paperless strategy, and offer support to administrators, educators and staff.
With 430 students, 32 teachers and 17 support personnel, Raymond School District was looking for an online system that would connect all facets of its daily operations, including food service and point-of-sales payments, discipline referrals and time-off requests, to name a few. The district currently uses Skyward’s School Business Suite and will implement its Student Management Suite later this year. Having one integrated system will also provide parents with a single communication hub for all their needs, while also offering a trusted emergency notification system through Skylert.
“Hearing about Skyward through word-of-mouth gave us the confidence we needed to switch to the student information suite,” said Joseph Dawidziak, district administrator at Raymond School District. “Being able to couple the Student Management Suite within our existing Skyward software is very exciting for our teachers and staff.”
Working with a local provider also played an important role in the district’s transition to the Wisconsin-based company. Skyward has supported administrators, educators and staff across the state for more than 30 years, with over 80 percent of Wisconsin school districts relying on Skyward to help improve student outcomes and reduce expenses.
“We’re excited to add Raymond School District to the Skyward family,” said Ray Ackerlund, vice president of sales and marketing. “The district’s dedication to providing a child-centered learning environment perfectly aligns with our mission to improve outcomes and achieve success in today’s schools.”
The Skyward School Management System empowers administrators, teachers and parents with the information they need to make the greatest impact on improving student achievement and business operations. For more information on Skyward administrative software and IT consulting services for K-12 districts, visit

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 1,800 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