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Press Release February 4th, 2014

Diocese of Rockford, IL chooses SchoolSpeak to provide Standard Based Custom Report Cards 

SchoolSpeak, a web-based school management solution provider based out of Sunnyvale, CA announced that the Diocese of Rockford, IL has chosen its service to bring their 40 grade schools and over 10,000 students under the same Standard-based Report Cards and Electronic Grade Books.

In addition, SchoolSpeak will be collecting and aggregating all the various student and family data required for the Diocesan reporting requirements such as yearly NCEA reporting. According to Margo Shifo, Asst. Superintendent of Schools, “the level of support from SchoolSpeak will be much greater for each school as we move into this transition, the cost is more affordable and each school can determine what level of services they would like to purchase, many school management services are available and there is unlimited support to each school at no cost”.

“Though SchoolSpeak will be making available a full array of Communication, School Tools and Student Information System features to all these schools, the main reason SchoolSpeak was initially approached by the Diocese of Rockford was due to SchoolSpeak’s ability to provide custom  true Standards-based Grading” states Joe Harris, Account Manager, SchoolSpeak Inc.  Mr. Harris added, “SchoolSpeak is excited to provide the Diocese of Rockford with a Diocesan Dashboard that will allow them to slice and dice data from all their schools, so they have the visibility they need to support their schools”.

“SchoolSpeak provides tools to communicate and interact with parents online.  Our ability to customize to each school’s or Diocese’s needs makes SchoolSpeak the leading solution in current times“, says Shiju John, President, SchoolSpeak Inc.

About Diocese of Rockford, IL
The Rockford Diocese covers 6,457 square miles of Northwestern Illinois. It was established on Sept. 23, 1908. Its northern boundary is the state line of Illinois and Wisconsin. Its eastern boundary abuts the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet. Its southern boundary abuts the Diocese of Peoria, and its western boundary is the Mississippi River. The diocese includes 11 counties: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. The diocese includes urban, suburban and rural areas, and in many respects serves as a microcosm of the Catholic Church in the United States. For more information about the diocese, contact the Office of Communications & Publications at, call 815-399-4300 or write to the office at 555 Colman Center Dr., P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125.

About SchoolSpeak Inc.
SchoolSpeak Inc. is a modern school management system which focuses on effective communication; improved parental involvement and productivity in day to day operations. SchoolSpeak brings all solutions under a single login - secure portal, online communication, student information, attendance, gradebook, report cards, homework, calendars,  email, announcements, online registration, lunch ordering, online store, online emergency forms, emergency notification, volunteer signup, payments and more. SchoolSpeak’s new “Standards-based” Electronic Gradebook, Report Cards, Tuition Invoicing and Payment Processing brings its solution closer to being a true “all-in-one solution” for PK-8 private schools. For more information about SchoolSpeak, please visit

Joe Harris