Dear LAUSD family:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
We are very grateful for your continued commitment and dedication to our students and schools.
As we have started to implement our new student information system, My Integrated Student Information System (MiSiS) in recent weeks, we recognize that there are functionality problems to the system and that although the system is stable as a whole, it is not yet optimal for every school and every student.
I most definitely want to acknowledge our employees for all the extra time and work you have invested to ensure our students are in class and learning. Thank you for your tireless work – every teacher, counselor, administrator, office staff member – those who have worked during their conference periods, worked through lunch, input information while also answering front office phones and put in late nights…thank you.
You all have been doing everything possible to help get every student in class and engaged in their learning while also dealing with these unexpected challenges. Those extra hours serving our students and schools will not go unnoticed. The District has already provided additional funding for schools to transition to MiSiS and is exploring additional options so we can make sure every single employee is fairly compensated for the additional effort.
As with any new system, especially one for the second largest school district in the nation, there are new issues identified to resolve every day. You are telling us what to improve, and we are creating the fixes. This will go on until MiSiS is a highly functioning and effective tool for schools. Together, we continue to get past the hurdles.
Our ultimate goal is having a fully integrated student information system built with modern technology for all student information across the District. When the issues have been resolved, MiSiS will provide ready access to all data for every student from enrollment to graduation – with all stakeholders from teachers, administrators, counselors, parents and guardians, and all who are involved with the education of our youth.
This is just one step the District is taking to transform all of our learning, working and teaching into the 21st century. Thank you for your continued patience as we work on improving our system performance. Let us continue to remain focused on the success of our students and schools.
John E. Deasy
Dr. John E. Deasy
Superintendent of Schools