Company promises to fix LTUSD computer glitches |

Company promises to fix LTUSD computer glitches

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A letter laced with apologies and promises was read to the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education regarding a new but troubled computer system used to track grades, attendance and other student information.

The letter, written by the president of the educational division of Maximus, promised to send a support representative among other things to get the system back on track.

Along with LTUSD, 34 other California school districts use School Max for tracking student progress. The system used last year became outdated.

Calculating grade point average was one hindrance and the old system was used to get the number for high school students needing to send out transcripts to prospective colleges.

Also discussed at the Tuesday night meeting was an increase of facility fees. The fees haven’t been increased in 10 years, officials said. The bump is needed to cover costs and generate revenue for the district.