Wake County delays release of traditional-calendar report cards

Posted by T. Keung Hui on October 30, 2013 

The Wake County school system announced Wednesday that it’s delaying the release of report cards for traditional-calendar students by at least a week.

The first-quarter report cards for traditional-calendar students were set to go home Monday, Nov. 4. But school officials say unanticipated software outages in a new statewide computer system mean the report cards won’t go out until at least Nov. 12.

Letters announcing the delay were sent home with every student who is affected.

School administrators still hope to begin distributing Friday the report cards for students on Track 4 of the year-round calendar. Their report cards were supposed to have gone out last week.

School officials say Pearson, the third-party software provider, has been working for the past two weeks address outages in its system that have impacted teachers throughout the state. The issue has prevented teachers from entering grades, and has affected the ability of schools to print report cards.

According to Wake, fewer teachers statewide are on Track 4 so there’s been less problem for them saving the grades. But with so many teachers statewide at traditional-calendar school entering their grades at the same time, it’s leading to delays for those students.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service