New software presents frustrations, but ministry, school district address concerns

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — While conceding there were problems following last September’s roll-out of the new $100-million ‘My-Ed-BC’ software to replace the widely criticized $100-million BC-e-SIS student information system, Minister of Education Mike Bernier also says many of the concerns have already been successfully addressed.The latest complaints about the system have come from the Chair of the Sunshine Coast, Powell River School Board — which is demanding compensation, which the ministry says it won’t get, for what it claims are thousands of dollars in costs — in dealing with the software.- Advertisement -Mr. Bernier believes their issues and complaints date back to quite a few months ago, but he also says the ministry will reach out to them and find out more about their concerns.Meantime, here in Peace River North, District 60 Superintendent Dave Sloan says it would be a stretch to say implementation was ‘seamless’ — but he adds:last_img read more