TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) has selected the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform by Edupoint® Educational Systems for its K-12 student information management needs. The district’s Synergy solution will include Synergy Student Information System and Synergy Special Education in a cloud-hosted environment. HCPS serves approximately 220,000 students in the West Central Florida area and is the eighth largest district in the country.
“It was time to retire our district-developed mainframe-based system and replace it with a modern, expandable solution,” said Rick Laneau, General Manager of Information Technology for Hillsborough. “Giving parents and students better access to their educational records from anywhere at any time was a priority, and we determined that Synergy was strong in that area as well as being based on modern technology standards. We liked the fact that we can use the system’s Ed-Fi and OneRoster compliance to consolidate our interfaces with third parties. Edupoint has large district experience in 20 other states, so we felt that the company would be capable of meeting our particular needs as a large Florida district.”