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 SDCOE Builds Bridges with Business Systems Conference

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is helping local school districts build bridges by facilitating a free conference focused on business applications.

The Oct. 22 PeopleSoft Users Conference was organized with the help of administrators from school districts across the county that use PeopleSoft applications, which were implemented by SDCOE's Education Business Systems, or EBS.

It's the second year for the district-led event facilitated by SDCOE. More than 300 people are expected to attend from more than 40 local school districts and charter schools. This year's theme is Building Bridges.

"We considered constructive feedback from last year's conference and are offering similar and new advanced sessions to help bridge gaps in efficiency," said Mark Pong, Finance Director with Del Mar Union. 

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.

"With this year's conference, we are excited to foster, expand, and continue to support our user community," said Peyri Herrera, who heads SDCOE's Customer Resource Center.

There are more than 30 group sessions being planned by representatives from Carlsbad Unified, Chula Vista, Del Mar, Escondido Union, Julian Union, La Mesa-Spring Valley, Ramona Unified, San Dieguito Union High, Santee and Solana Beach school districts.