Information Technology Services


Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 5:09 pm

The OPI Network staff have been installing new hardware and preparing to build the GEMS SharePoint environment. The technical architecture for the data warehouse has been defined with design review sessions taking place on an on-going basis.  These design review sessions have included activities such as technical design documents, web portal screen mock-ups, data domain requirements, and reports and dashboard mock-ups.   


The first set of data to be loaded into the data warehouse are ‘Assessment’ data.  Design review sessions for this first domain will take place the week of September 12, 2011.   


The GEMS team has also had many interested stakeholders from districts and schools sign up to participate.  The web portal screens have been reviewed by these external stakeholders and another review session is scheduled for September 8 when the group will review the publicly available ‘District Profile’.


If you would like to sign up to participate in the GEMS project contact Jamey Ereth at  You are also encouraged you to subscribe to our bulk email subscription service.  News and updates about GEMS will be provided on a regular basis. .


Additionally, the GEMS staff are willing to travel to attend MASS meetings, conferences or other meetings to provide updates, demonstrations and/or provide information on this project.   Contact Jamey Ereth for these types of inquiries as well. 

For more information, contact Jamey Ereth, 444-4409