– State’s student tracking software has major problem
Infinite Campus is the new student tracking software program that the Kentucky Department of Education just brought on line.
– Well, sort of.
It turns out the software is fouling up the calculation of absolutely critical average daily attendance figures for every school district in Kentucky.
Those figures are essential because a significant amount of the money that each district gets from the state is determined from them.
Henry County Schools superintendent Tim Abrams indicated to his board that they need to get this fixed by May 30th to stay on track for submitting next year’s budget.
Right now, just in Henry County they get numbers anywhere from 1920 to 2000 when they run the average daily attendance calculation. That 80 student difference might not sound like a lot until you realize this is just for one district, and with current state revenue for Henry County running $5,440 per pupil, the difference could change what this small district gets by nearly half a million dollars next year.
Chalk another one up for “Infinite Heartburn.”