concept for eDistrict was born out of sheer necessity. The founder
of eDistrict, Darryl L. Barksdale, became frustrated with the obstacles
that he and his wife encountered raising 11 children and constantly
having to interact with a public school system that was ill-equipped
to provide the kind of support that some of their learning-impaired
A software executive, Barksdale quickly became frustrated with the
abysmal lack of technology in his children's schools, as well as the
absence of any kind of communications system to link parents and teachers.
It would sometimes take weeks to find out, for instance, that one
of his children had failed to turn in 7 assignments in a row. And
then there were the usual "11:30pm-the-night-before-it-was-due"
Science Fair project notifications. Barksdale wondered if there wasn't
a better way out there somewhere, and why no one had implemented a
more intuitive and intelligent solution yet.
The communications problems and lack of reporting
technology were exacerbated, Barksdale thought, by being constantly
hit up by various fund-raisers. Long on promises, short on actual
delivery, the only ones who seemed to benefit from sending out his
children to sell yet another tin of stale peanut brittle was...
the vendor. It seemed like there had to be a better way to raise
funds, communicate with parents, manage student information... and
out of that frustration eDistrict was born.
goals of eDistrict are very simple;
provide the ultimate "win-win" for districts, schools,
parents, and students.
provide state-of-the-art technological solutions to an industry
that traditionally lags 10 years behind the "cutting-edge."
increase the quality of education our children receive, as well
as to reduce the amount of work our teachers have to perform to
provide exciting, stimulating experiences in their classroom.
eDistrict believes that district administrators
and teachers should be concentrating on what they do best... teaching
our children... not struggling to desperately find technological
solutions that can be easily installed and maintained, and which
take a minimum amount of time to learn to use. And, if the response
that we've heard from you is any indication, we think we're right
how eDistrict can change the face of education in America by talking
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