Blackbaud Offers New Hosted Solution Specifically Created for Independent Schools
Charleston, S.C., Feb. 25, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), announced that The Tesseract School in Eagan, MN is among the increasing number of schools that have turned to Blackbaud’s new Student Information System, a hosted solution created exclusively for small independent schools. Blackbaud for Small Schools™ combines the Blackbaud solutions only a small independent school would need, helping them to manage student information more efficiently and keep track of critical student data, while giving teachers the tools they need to help students succeed.
“We’re excited to offer this new affordable solution and partner with independent schools to provide flexible reporting and online portals for faculty, students and parents,” said Barnes McLaurin, Blackbaud’s director of education solutions. “It’s a single source for storing and sharing information — as long as the school has an Internet connection, we’ll handle the rest.”
Much like The Tesseract School, Independent schools such as St. James Episcopal in Ormond Beach, FL and Meredith-Dunn School in Louisville, KY also depend on the Blackbaud’s solutions for student information to improve data accuracy with a single place for all student and parent information.
The Tesseract School is an independent school with 169 students enrolled in preschool through sixth grade. Its focus is on preparing students for college through small classes, challenging curriculum, and integrated technology. The school was looking to streamline internal data flow between administration, teachers, and parents.
“Administrators and teachers were spending too much time entering data in multiple systems and needed a unified solution for student, parent and staff information and access,” said Chuck McGill, director of Tesseract School. “With Blackbaud solutions, the registrar’s office is able to send and receive information from teachers and the teachers are able to send and receive information from parents all with one integrated system. Plus the fact that it’s hosted has really simplified IT. We were also amazed at how we could adapt the system to our customized report cards.”