School Implements Campus Portal

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

If you have children in school, you may not want to wait until a report card arrives to see how your child is doing.

David Gibbons likes to keep close tabs on his daughter Mesha.

“If my kid is five minutes late, I want to know why she's five minutes late,” Gibbons said.

Now he will, thanks to Campus Portal. It will allow parents to login, and check out everything from attendance to how their child did on a homework assignment.

All public schools are required to implement the system next school year, but Bell County Schools is jumping on board now.

School administrators hope to give parents the power to catch problems early.

“The time period between interventions, if the child is struggling, is immediate. There's no time lapse there,” Greene said.

“They need to know that I'm not going to be a mean parent, or a controlling parent, but I want to know where my child is at all times,” David Gibbons said.

But his daughter Mesha doesn't seem to mind.

“I think it's pretty good, because most students won't allow their parents to see that,” Mesha Gibbons said.

Mesha says she works hard and assignment by assignment, she's glad her father will see how good she is doing.

The system should be up and running for Bell County school parents on April 20th.

All school districts should be on board next school year.


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  • by Jerry Location: Pineville on Apr 7, 2009 at 02:14 PM
    Pineville School has had this program up and running for some time now and it is great. You can actually see the classes the kids are taking and their grades,even the progress reports they sent out. No longer do you have to wait to see the paper report card. We have needed this for years.
  • by ANONYMOUS Location: HINDMAN on Apr 7, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA I HOPE KNOTT COUNTY GETS IT AND POSTS LIKE THEIR SUPPOSE TO. IF YOU GET ON THE SCHOOLS WEBSITES RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED IN A COUPLE YEARS.
  • by Anonymous Location: cumberland on Apr 7, 2009 at 09:36 AM
    it can be difficult to communicate with some schools. especially the larger schools. my childs school is large. you have teachers excuse that they have too many students. if you call the school you will get an answering machine or a busy signal. Good luck getting them to call you back! if you had an emergency you would have a problem.
  • by Anonymous Location: harlan on Apr 7, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    even parents that do care are finding it difficult to get information, so this system, hopefully, will make it easier.
  • by Agree Location: Pike on Apr 7, 2009 at 08:42 AM
    Pike County has had this program for more than a month now. It is superb. One suggestions, though. If there are more than one student with the same name, keep a close eye on it because things get crossed.
  • by VIEWER Location: KY on Apr 7, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    I LOVE IT I CAN CHECK EACH OF MY CHILDS ASSIGNMENTS TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING MISSING OR WHAT HOMEWORK THEY HAVE...ITS GREAT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS ALONG TIME AGO
  • by MG on Apr 7, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    This won't matter at all. Face it, the parents that care are already making sure their kids are doing well. The parents that don't well... don't. the involvement of the parents is a big factor in lower education but having this system isn't going to make those that don't care, care more. Until you can make parents take interest or give them more responsibility for thier kids education the system will go unchanged.
  • by flo Location: richmond on Apr 7, 2009 at 04:55 AM
    i think this is a great idea. this should have been done a long time ago. its so hard to communicate with teachers so now you can just get online and check for yourself.
  • by sunshine Location: pike on Apr 7, 2009 at 04:31 AM
    Pike County has been using Infinite Campus since October of 08.
  • by me Location: ky on Apr 6, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    Leslie County already has this and has had for at least the last 2 years. Why wasn't anything said about that?
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