Here we go again.
After replacing their 100-million-dollar enrollment software that didn’t work, school districts are grappling with a new program that also isn’t cutting it.
An email obtained by CKNW shows schools are telling parents the new system is experiencing significant delays.
The impact on students?
They aren’t able to switch courses, and it’s creating a backlog during the first week of school.
Similar problems plagued the province with BCeSIS, troubled software that had to be replaced relatively soon after implementation.
The Education Ministry says staff are working around the clock with the vendor, Fujitsu, to fix the issues.
Former Education Minister Peter Fassbender had said this new software’s cost would be similar to BCeSIS, around $95-million over five years.
Listen to Assistant News Director Charmaine de Silva discuss it on the Simi Sara Show:
Premier Christy Clark responds
Premier Christy Clark was asked about the computer problem.
“I wish the whole rollout of that technology had been absolutely perfect. [It’s] probably unreasonable to expect that it would have been, given that it’s technology and it’s new, but I think the glitch is something they are working their way through and I’m hopeful that it will be running as smoothly as possible pretty soon.”
Clark says any new technology has issues.