STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) - There is apparently some momentum building for legislation that would help a Stevens Point business remain in Wisconsin. Skyward is a school information software developer that has challenged Wisconsin’s single-vendor statewide contract award to competing firm, Infinite Campus, citing several inconsistencies in how the proposals were scored.
During Monday night’s Stevens Point School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Attila Wedinger told board members there is growing support for two legislative measures. “Assembly Bill 60 addresses the multi-vendor solution, and may have enough votes to pass out of the Assembly as we learned today. It all depends on whether or not the chair is going to let that happen. Defunding the remaining 13-point-9 million dollars that are designated for the SSIS continues to be pushed as well, so this is a work in progress.”
That chairman is Assembly Speaker Robin Voss, who has not indicated if he will bring AB60 to the Assembly floor.
Assembly Bill 60 and it’s companion, Senate Bill 54 would create a multi-vendor system for the statewide student information system software. The defunding amendment to the state budget is still before the Joint Finance Committee.
Skyward’s appeal with the state is now with the Department of Administration. DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch supports the single vendor system, but his Republican party state convention delegates voted just over a week ago to support the free market and a multi-vendor system.