NYC’s flawed special education computer system to get $6.4M overhaul
The de Blasio administration is spending $6.4 million on a fresh effort to fix a long-troubled computer system that manages services for public school kids with special needs, Education Department officials said Monday.
Critics say the city’s digital Special Education Student Information System (SESIS) is so flawed that it costs the city tens of millions each year .
But now the city is hiring an education tech company called PowerSchool to fix the program, starting in January.
“Fixing SESIS is a top priority for this administration,” explained Education Dept. spokeswoman Toya Holness. “We are dedicated to ensuring the needs of students with disabilities are met.”