Chapter 01_Willowbrook

Chapter 01_Willowbrook - Willowbrook School Willowbrook...

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Willowbrook School Willowbrook School is a small private school that has retained you to assist in the development of a new information system for the school’s administrative needs. Background Willowbrook School is a small, private school in the Midwestern United States. For the past 20 years it has offered a curriculum for preschool through grade 3. It also offers after-school care, usually referred to as after care, on premises. Last year the school added a new classroom to allow the curriculum to expand to provide a grade 4-6 program. Willowbrook is experiencing significant increases in enrollment applications for all programs from pre-school through the Grade 4-6 program. Increases in applications coupled with the expanded program and increased demand for after-school care have led to a very high workload for the administrative person on staff. The principal and teachers have stepped in where possible, but the demand is becoming too great. Willowbrook School is a non-profit, and is not in a position to hire another full-time administrative position, which is what the principal and administrator think would be needed to handle the increased workload. You are an independent IT consultant, specializing in developing IT solutions for small business needs. You have been contacted by the parent of one of the students to speak to the school principal, administrator and teaching staff about the possibility of setting up an information system to handle some of the school’s administrative and financial tasks. While there is not money in the budget to add a full-time position, the school does have a very active board of directors and parent committees that are experienced and enthusiastic about fund-raising for projects that do not fit into the budget. It is the hope of
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