Fresno Unified's Atlas system still offline

FRESNO, Calif.

Last year Melinda Cooks could check her son's grades, attendance and assignments on-line -- now to get that information it's taken several trips to the principal's office.

"Yes it is an inconvenience," said Cooks. "I can check from home instead of at school."

That's because Fresno Unified has failed to launch the district's pilot program that would give parents access to student information. This grandparent says her daughter never knew her grand-daughter's grades were slipping.

Delia Garcia said, "She was actually upset. She said darn! I wished I had known about this. She wished online was working, she could have known about her grades falling."

During an interview with Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson last December -- he told Action News the delayed roll out would happen at all high schools and middle schools in six weeks -- well that time is up and schools are still not online.

Fresno Unified officials say staff is currently being trained to help parents use the new system once it's functional. FUSD provided this statement saying quote. "We understand how important it is for parents to have access to this information to support the academic success of their child and that is why we are targeting next month which is the end of progress report time."

However some parents are saying too little too late. "It wasn't on now schools out in four months what's the purpose of it now," said Cooks.

With millions invested in the system, parents are hoping to gain access soon.

Garcia added, "We need to get back on track, what is necessary to the education of the child."

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