During the busy few days of a new school year, W. J. Mouat Secondary counsellor Pat Lee normally spends about 15 minutes per student helping to adjust timetables and make course changes.
Most of the students from Grades 9 to 12 would have their adjustments complete within the first week. Not this year.
The Abbotsford school district has completed the implementation of a new centralized-data software program – through the ministry of education – and Lee claims it is archaic. He said the program, called BCeSIS (BC enterprise Student Information System), freezes up, is sluggish and drops connections.
Lee said it is now taking up to 40 minutes or longer to process each student.
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