CCRSB advises parents, guardians, and students on PowerSchool changes

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) is advising parents, guardians, and students of three recommendations from the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions regarding PowerSchool that are going into effect immediately.

CCRSB Superintendent Gary Adams says teachers are no longer required to publish all marks immediately in PowerSchool, and can instead do so at one set time per month which is established within their school.

Teachers are no longer required to publish marks for every outcome in PowerSchool, but must continue to record marks for outcomes in some form so they have details.

Finally, high school teachers are no longer required to enter attendance into PowerSchool until the end of day.

If it's not entered until the end of the day, a paper copy is needed in case of an emergency that causes an evacuation.

The council made 18 recommendations to the Department of Education out of three days of meetings last week.

Education Minister Karen Casey announced earlier this week that all 18 would be accepted and some would go into effect right away.