The Cost of L.A. Unified’s Digital Student Tracking System Rises to $189 Million
Students were assigned to the wrong classes or none at all for weeks, college applicants worried they wouldn’t get accurate transcripts to schools in time and the district identified hundreds of technological problems.
Last week, the school board approved $40.3 million for what the technology division says will be the last of six large chunks of bond money needed to fix the problems. The money will be used to incorporate independent charter schools into the system, allow schools to customize their reports and give parents access.
That brings the district’s total spending on the program to $189 million since 2013.