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Posted at 4:50 a.m. EST Friday, January 21, 2000
ELYRIA Computer problems hit 31 school districts Thirty-one school districts that ducked a Y2K glitch by installing new computer software are facing different problems: slow computers and trouble preparing report cards.
Using the computer to add a study period for one student's schedule can take three minutes to five minutes, Mike Gillam, principal of the 2,100-student Elyria High School, said yesterday. The new software was installed last year by the Lake Erie Educational Computer Association consortium in Elyria. The old and new systems were in use during the end of the year pending the switch over in January.
Some of the computer problems can be traced to tailoring the software to districts in a five-county northeast Ohio region and 70 schools.
The consortium serves school districts throughout Lorain County and parts of Medina, Cuyahoga, Erie and Huron counties. Students haven't noticed the glitches, officials said.
-- Martin Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 21, 2000
Thanks for the update Martin. Also see related article: http://greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl? msg_id=002JLx
"Ohio - 31 School districts struggling with Y2k conversion; creating more bugs"
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