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Thanai Coates

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Options for your upcoming 3 year SIMS renewal

Posted by Thanai Coates on Nov 17, 2021 12:15:01 PM

At ScholarPack and Arbor we’ve always been advocates for choice in the MIS market - quite simply, we believe that schools should have the freedom to choose the right MIS for them.

Last week, we became aware that ESS SIMS and ParentPay have written to schools and will be changing their contracts from an annual renewal to a 3 year renewal, effective from 1st February 2022. This means that, unless schools choose not to sign this contract, they will not be able to switch to an alternative to SIMS until 2025.

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Topics: Procurement, MIS, SIMS

ScholarPack: supporting schools through COVID-19

Posted by Thanai Coates on May 28, 2020 9:55:18 AM

There’s been a lot of speculation over the last few weeks about whether or not schools should reopen in June, and what a return to ‘normal’ might look like. While we now know that some schools will take a phased approach to reopening, leaders still remain in the dark on a number of important specifics, making it impossible to plan one week to the next. 

Despite the challenges, school staff have gone above and beyond and education leaders have done a remarkable job of keeping things running - remaining one of the few constants holding communities across the country together. 

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Topics: technology, MIS, scholarpack, covid19