The training sessions on SIS Cycles 2-7 are planned at all of the educational cooperative sites beginning August 25 through September 19, 2005. The schedule (attached to this memo) lists the training dates for each educational cooperative and the school districts to attend each session. For educational coops that do not list the districts to attend, all districts in that educational coop area should attend on the specified date. All training sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and dismiss at approximately 3:30 p.m. An agenda for the training session is an attachment to this memo.
It is essential that the State Reporting Coordinator, Financial System Administrator and/or Bookkeeper, and Student System Administrator from the district attend the training session. In some school districts one staff member may cover more than one of these areas of responsibility, and in that case, someone else who would benefit from the training may attend. However, due to limited space, please send no more than three persons to the training.
It is STRONGLY recommended that a person with an Arkansas Teacher or Administrator license who has the authority to correct accreditation report information and has knowledge of course/job codes, licensure codes, grade levels, and job assignments attend the training workshop during the afternoon session beginning at 1:00 p.m. At that time, the Standards Assurance Unit will begin the presentation concerning Cycle 2 reporting.
Also attached to this memo is a Statewide Information System (SIS) Coordinators Application Form. This form is to be completed and returned ONLY if the SIS Coordinator for the district HAS CHANGED. If the form must be returned, fax it to the attention of Tinika Ricks, APSCN SIS Programming, 501-682-5035. If a form has been sent in recently, DO NOT submit another form if the information has not changed.
Please make certain the proper representatives attend the training, as it will greatly benefit the district. It will facilitate the electronic reporting process and provide the proper procedures for submitting error free reports.