Software glitch to delay Johnston County report cards, too

sgilman@newsobserver.comNovember 4, 2013 

Johnston County Public Schools has joined Wake County in delaying report cards because of glitches in the software program that teachers use to enter grades.

Wake County delayed report cards originally scheduled to go home with students Oct. 28 until at least Nov. 12. Johnston County report cards, originally scheduled to go home Monday, will now also go home on Nov. 12.

Public schools across North Carolina installed Pearson, an education services company that runs the student information system called PowerSchool, in August. Schools have experienced difficulties with the system, ranging from teachers not being able to save grades to disappearing attendance information.

Johnston experienced difficulties with the section regarding conduct and comments, according to spokeswoman Tracey Jones.

“We are working closely with the North Carolina Department of Instruction to resolve the current issues with PowerSchool in order to produce report cards that are error free and of the quality expected in Johnston County,” she said.

Jones added that parents can contact teachers regarding student standing, or access student grades and attendance through the parent portal available on the school website, www.johnston.k12.nc.us.

Gilman: 919-829-8955

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