Along with a preliminary report on Academic Performance Index testing scores and class enrollment, the Lodi Unified School District board of trustees addressed the following topics at Tuesday's board meeting:
- Limited access to the Tokay High School Track on school days has continued. The district is weighing two potential options for weekend use. Art Hand reported new signs are in development to make these new policies clear to users. The topic will return to the board in a future meeting.
- Bear Creek teacher Claudia Mennuti brought a problem with technology to the board's attention.
On the last day of school before October break, teachers were required to enter report card information and scan benchmark testing scores into Illuminate, a central district program to manage data. They were unable to get into the program because too many people were using it at once. Eventually, the system was blocked, allowing only teacher access between noon and 5 p.m. that day.
Mennuti suggested that timeline be applied daily to give teachers priority access to the system and prevent future frustration.
Teacher's union president Jeff Johnston said the problem might be due to the aging wiring connecting the school sites to the central servers.
The board directed Art Hand, assistant superintendent of facilities and planning, to come up with a solution to the problem by the end of this new school quarter.