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Scheduling
Just double checking how most of you do this...do you commit before or after end of year processes are done?

Do you split your year long courses?
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This is what PowerSource article # 55644 says:

Commit the schedule from PowerScheduler to the live-side. Perform this action AFTER the schedule is complete and school is out of session, but BEFORE the End-of-Year (EOY) process has been run. Ensure that the year term has been created on the live side before committing your schedule.

Some schools split year-long courses and others don't. When you split them, it is easier for drop & adds at the end of the semester.

   
Just the other day when I was talking to tech support about a PowerScheduler question, I asked the tech support person about article #55644 stating the schedule should be committed AFTER school is out of session. He was surprised to hear the article stated that and he didn't have a reason why it would state this. He agreed with me in the fact that schools commit all the time before school is out of session.

To me committing the schedule from PowerScheduler is no different than copying the master schedule on the live side, which schools, especially elementary schools, do all the time before school is out of session.

Also, how do you define "school is out of session?" If you pad your dates, is this after the calendar days are marked as not in session or is it after the last day of Y&T? Oh, that is right, Pearson says we shouldn't pad our dates too. :)

The article is correct, you definitely want to commit the schedule before you run the EOY process.

   
I used to commit before the school year was up, too. With all the updates, I wondered if it made a difference. Thanks for the info.
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