BRAINTREE, MA (August 2018) – This summer the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) in the Archdiocese of Boston has been preparing schools to make the switch to a new student information system for the start of School Year 2018-2019. The new system, RenWeb, is being paid for by the generosity of parishes in the Archdiocese. Utilizing the school tax from each parish to offset the cost for schools, this new information system will streamline many of the operations of our schools at no charge to them.
Deputy Superintendent Amy Ryan remarked, “We have been hoping to streamline data collection and student information management for our schools for quite some time. RenWeb creates a more cohesive approach for our schools to tackle many of their day-to-day tasks, simplify direct communication with parents, and ensure that our schools are staying up-to-date with the technology that parents have come to expect.”
During the 2017-2018 school year, 10 schools partnered with the CSO to pilot RenWeb with successful results. This upcoming school year more than 50 schools will be ready to launch the new system. Representatives from RenWeb have been training school leaders, teachers and staff on transferring their data and utilizing the system. There is currently a wait list of schools who would like to join RenWeb during the next onboarding phase. Without the generosity of the pastors, financing a successful student information system implementation with so many schools would be impossible.
Superintendent Kathy Mears remarked, “We are pleased to be able to offer RenWeb to all our schools. It will make so many aspects of managing school data much simpler for everyone involved.”
As we look toward the future, improving technology and creating cohesiveness within the schools is one of the ways to ensure Catholic schools will be around for years to come. One of the best parts of RenWeb is that the company is now partnered with FACTS, which provides ease of access for parents.
In the future, schools will have the option of creating online applications for parents to complete. As we think about attracting the next generation of families into our schools, the ability to have more online functions is a big plus. With the help of our parishes, Catholic schools are making great strides!
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