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New computer system fails to make the grade for some year-round students

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A new statewide system of tracking grades is hitting a snag for students in year-round schools, especially for students tracking out right now.

The problem means students are not getting their report cards.

One parent told ABC11 that at first she thought it was an excuse from her child not to show his report card, but his story proved true when Holly Grove Elementary told her that the new system for report cards wasn't totally ready.  

"They sent us an email saying the report card would be sent after the track," said parent Hemaladsea Daseari.  

The Holly Springs mother has two kids in track one -- an eighth grader, and a third grader.

Daseari says she's in close contact with their teachers.

"They did send us how they are doing in the class," said Daseari.

It would be nice to have their report cards on time rather than three weeks from now.

However, Wake County Schools is using a new statewide computer system called "Homebase" for the grading process. One they say will make it easier for parents to keep track of their students once it is totally up and running.  

The district released this statement: "Students on track 1 will be the first students to receive report cards through the state's new student information system, Homebase. They'll receive their first-quarter grades when they return to class on September 30."

Daseari is pretty patient, but you can sense frustration in an email to ABC11 from another parent who says, "This is not acceptable for a school system of our size."

However, for now, Wake County Schools says your best bet to find out how your child is doing before Sept. 30th is to contact their teacher.

Off camera, one teacher told ABAC11 that the issue of late grades is happening statewide.

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