It’s been a 12-year project to make all student records electronic, however on May 10, 2013, approximately 16,500 student paper files were shredded. Linda Zurborg, Records Department, has spearheaded these efforts to convert all student records to electronic files that can be accessed through the district’s internal computer system. The district’s Learning Information Services department helped with the transition to ensure the security of the records.
In addition to savings on paper, toner, and staff time, student records can now be accessed quickly when students change schools within the district or move to another district which helps ease the student’s transition to a new school. Certified hard copies of records can be obtained when necessary.
Student records for the Davenport Community Schools date back to 1865.