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SchoolStatus buys SI&A, expands product line with The Achievement Initiative, Good Governance Solutions

School Communications and Data Analytics Provider school status acquired School innovations and achievementsa software company whose solutions aim to help K-12 school leaders track and improve student attendance and ensure compliance with local and state policies, SchoolStatus said in a statement. hurry.

The acquisition includes SI&A’s operations, technology, staff of 73 and customer roster, which includes more than 400 districts in nine states, according to the announcement. The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

SchoolStatus said SI&A will continue to operate independently while its software is “tightly integrated” with SchoolStatus solutions. SI&A’s flagship products include its Good governance solutionthat helps the school district mitigate risk and keep the school operating within policy requirements, and The achievement initiative, featuring Attention2Attendance, its software and service component.

The success initiative has proven effective in helping schools deal with declining enrollment, missing students, chronic absenteeism, academic side effects of missing school, and disengaged families, SchoolStatus noted. .

SI&A’s offerings will expand to include SchoolStatus solutions such as multi-channel communication between school and home, including email, two-way text and calling, according to the announcement. Current SI&A customers will retain the same products and services they have already used, SchoolStatus said.

“The addition of SI&A enables SchoolStatus to provide our district partners with industry-leading solutions to improve student achievement, attendance and governance,” said SchoolStatus CEO Russ Davis. “We have found that higher attendance leads to better student outcomes, and attendance data is one of the key metrics built into the SchoolStatus data platform. We will now have a platform with improved capabilities to detect chronic absenteeism, allowing educators to intervene in real time, in the family’s first language.”

Founded in 2003, SI&A is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, California, with two additional offices in California and one in Texas.

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