Free school administration package released
The international SchoolTool development team and the Shuttleworth Foundation set up by Ubuntu sponsor Mark Shuttleworth have announced the release of SchoolTool version 1.0. Developed on the basis of Zope, the software organizes all pupil data - timetables, marks, parent contact details - along with resource booking, calendaring and report card generation. The web browser based SchoolTool can also be used for the central management of several schools.
SchoolTool is available as a Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Linux, currently the only supported Linux, and installation instructions are available. The software is licenced under the GPL2 and has its own Launchpad project page. The SchoolTool Book contains documentation for the application including an administrators handbook.