Most CMS parents and students will have to wait an extra week for last quarter’s report cards. The delay is due to more problems with PowerSchool. That’s the new software schools across the state are using to do everything from scheduling classes to tracking students’ grades.
CMS’s Chief Information Officer Valerie Truesdale says many of the state’s larger districts are having the same difficulties with the system.
“As teachers are preparing their report cards, some of the challenges have been created in saving the data that have been inputted. They’re not saving properly to be able to run the report cards and have accurate records,” says Truesdale.
She expects the problems to be fixed this weekend so that report cards for students in third through twelfth grades can go out next Friday. There is no delay on report cards for kindergarten-through-second-grade students.