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Skyward to stay in WI as budget provision survives veto


MADISON (WKOW) -- A state budget provision will keep Stevens Point software company Skyward in Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker did not veto part of the 2013-15 budget that allows for multiple companies to operate student information systems in the state. 

Skyward makes software that helps teachers and students track grades and share information. The budget provision that survived a veto essentially voids a statewide contract won by Minnesota-based Infinite Campus.

That means schools will be able to choose information service providers.

"Now that this news has come out, I can't tell you how elated I feel," Skyward CEO Cliff King told our Wausau affiliate WAOW-TV. "How relieved I feel that we're going to be able to continue to do business here in Wisconsin."

Skyward officials had threatened to leave the state, taking 700 jobs with them. Now, King says they plan to expand and bring more jobs to central Wisconsin.

Infinite Campus officials were not available to respond to WAOW's inquiries.

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