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 SDCOE Supports Districts with PeopleSoft Conference

More than 300 people are expected to attend the Oct. 12 PeopleSoft Users Conference at the San Diego County Office of Education's (SDCOE) main campus.

The conference is an opportunity for local school districts to get the most out of their business applications. It was created with the help of administrators from school districts across the county that use PeopleSoft applications, which were implemented as part of SDCOE's Modernization, Improvement, and Transformation Initiative, also known as MITI.

The conference will feature more than 30 group sessions as well as closing remarks from Dr. Paul Gothold, the San Diego County superintendent of schools. Popular topics will include what's new in PeopleSoft, human resources and payroll, district-created resources, Excel and PeopleSoft, business process change, and cross-function basics.

"SDCOE wanted to help the people using the PeopleSoft system, so we turned to the people who best understand the needs and opportunities: our local school districts," said Peyri Herrera, Customer Resource Center director with SDCOE.

Planning for the one-day conference began in April and has included officials from Julian Charter School, Julian Union School District, Coronado Unified School District, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, San Dieguito Union High School District, Escondido Union School District, Del Mar Union School District, Ramona Unified School District, Chula Vista Elementary School District, and SDCOE.

The free conference isn't training.  Instead, it's a new way for school officials to share ideas, collaborate with others, and take their PeopleSoft knowledge to the next level.

The conference will be from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at SDCOE, 6401 Linda Vista Road in San Diego. For more information, visit the SDCOE Customer Resource Center.

Carpooling or using public transportation are strongly encouraged, as parking will be limited. Cars and vans with at least four people will be able to park in SDCOE's Fleet Services parking. Call 858- 292-3587 for more information about that option.