Free and Reduced Management Page
Create a new table to store student's Free and Reduced information, similar to the FRE table. This separate table will store records from the different imports available in Aeries: Parent Data Confirmation, NSLP Import, Direct Cert, etc. Provide a management page to define what is the true source.
Heather Benson commented
This, or something like this, is crucial for SPRG management. Currently, bad dates are being added into the FRE table when different sources are imported. (i.e. If a PDC record exists from the income survey and then a record from the DC import is added that predates the PDC record, pre-set logic closes the PDC record with an end date of one day prior to the DC import). This bad logic of adding prior dates causes fatal validation errors when attempting to import SPRG updates. Then, the lack of being able to export Delete records in the SPRG file completely removes any ability for the end user to utilizing Aeries processes for clean SPRG data! We have to go in manually, by hand, and delete (both in Aeries and CalPads) the bad data that Aeries processes added! I don't think that I have to remind anyone of how cumbersome and time-consuming CalPads has become so Aeries is really failing its users by making SPRG management that much harder.
As a COE, we don't have a universal nutrition software program. We do not want to overwrite start dates in Aeries when importing from CALPADS. We need a way to view/manage data before importing it so that we don't continue to create CALPADS errors and creating a mess to clean up. We will have to work something out in the meantime but as something that is required by CALPADS to be done 3x a year, it would be nice if our SIS could manage this without creating issues.
Elsa Vargas commented
Our district will be applying for CEP and expecting to qualify this school year. I don't know how I will manage to track this information with the current Free and Reduced table and limited functionality. I would like to lock in the CEP record and only accept the PDC survey for new incoming students.
Rich Parde commented
Yes, this is an important update, especially when using PDC.