Education

LAUSD head Cortines to ask for $53 million in bonds to repair troubled information system

Superintendent Ramon Cortines attends his first LAUSD School Board after John Deasy stepped down.
Superintendent Ramon Cortines attends his first LAUSD School Board after John Deasy stepped down.
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At a board meeting Tuesday, LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines said he plans to ask the school board next month for an additional $53 million in bond funding to repair the district's computerized student information system  known as "MiSiS." 

MiSiS, shorthand for My Integrated Student Information System, is a data system that caused havoc earlier this year in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The system's troubled rollout with glitches caused issues with student schedules, transcripts and the tracking of attendance, leaving hundreds of students in gyms and auditoriums waiting for classes. Software developers and schools are still struggling to set students' records straight.

Cortines says he wants to involve students, teachers and principals in the repair process. 

The board will consider whether to allocate the funds to finish the troubled project next month. Cortines estimates it will take a year to fix.