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Series: The Secret PowerSchool Technical Manual

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I am starting a series of posts about the PowerSchool SIS, which I plan to also cross-post these on PowerSource (their support site).  I have found that I have a love/hate relationship with PowerSchool.  It does some things REALLY well, and allows far more customization than nearly any other SIS system.  But it also does a lot of things in a strange way, at times has poor documentation, and is built on a legacy system that has some design flaws (which was OK when the database was small, but now causes problems).  These posts will share what I have learned from my experience with PowerSchool, hoping that it will help out other schools.

I will probably post only every so often, as I don’t have a lot of spare time.  But I figure, I need to document what I find someplace, so that I can reference it in the future for myself; and so I mine as well share it with the world.

 

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March 24th, 2017 at 11:59 am

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