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UPDATE: Skyward files appeal Friday over education contract


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin company that lost out on a $15 million contract to run a student information system in the state's schools is protesting the awarding of the bid to Minnesota's Infinite Campus.

Skyward Inc., of Stevens Point, filed the protest with the state on Friday.

The company says the process was not fair, transparent or open. It says the contract should either be awarded to Skyward or the entire process should be voided.

Skyward says it has identified problems that inflated Infinite Campus's score and that the costs of each proposal were not properly evaluated.

The state hired an outside attorney to observe the process and she identified no problems.

A state education department spokesman says the protest will be promptly reviewed and a written decision will be issued.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin-based Skyward planned to file an appeal Friday after losing out on a $15 million contract to provide an education information system to state schools.

Skyward Incorporated argues the bidding process was flawed and should be reopened. The appeal is supposed to be filed sometime Friday.

This week Skyward launched a public campaign after the state announced earlier in the month the education contract would go to Infinite Campus out of Minnesota. Skyward has been running ads in newspapers across the state saying it'll leave Wisconsin if it doesn't get the contract. The ad listed the 220 Wisconsin school districts that Skyward already serves and urged people to contact Governor Scott Walker and the state Department of Public Instruction.


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