RICS are the trusted partners for District data needs.
Districts are in control of their data while in the custody of their RICs. For decades over 700 Public School Districts have relied upon RICs for State Reporting, Student Information Systems and Network Support. Currently supported student systems are: eSchoolData, eSchoolPLUS, Infinite Campus, PowerSchool and schooltool.
Applications are setup in the system by the vendors.
The RIC One support team obtains the vendor’s privacy and security information to make sure the applications comply with NYS Education Department’s Parents Bill of Rights – Law 2d.
Districts can determine if they are interested in the data integration service to provide roster information for applications (RIC One API) and/or the RIC One LOGIN service which provides single sign-on capabilities for multiple applications.
Issues with application uptime and data processing are handled by RIC operators and RIC One staff.
Through our API technology, which uses a system of permissions granted to individual users, school personnel and vendors are only granted access to view, edit, test and use the data required for their tasks and reports.
Through our LOGIN technology, students, teachers and administrators can access multiple applications using the same user name and password. This will enable teachers and students to spend more time teaching and learning and less time logging in.
Maintaining the security and privacy of student data is what sets RIC One apart from all other similar services.
Think of it this way: If a student management system includes a student’s name, address, phone number, course schedule and free/reduced price lunch status, our API product will allow an emergency notification system to access only the student’s name and phone number in order to call home, but nothing else. A cafeteria management system would access a student’s name and lunch status, but nothing else. A guidance counselor at the school could be given access to the student’s course schedule and phone number, but not their lunch status.