Tucson schools to dump software system

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Calling the purchase of $10 million software a "failed experiment," the Tucson Unified School District is ready to dump the system after years of unsuccessfully trying to implement it.

When it was purchased in 2009, the Lawson software system was billed as the solution to the district's error-prone, paper-driven systems in human resources, payroll and benefits department. Last week, however, the TUSD Governing Board was told it is not the best option for Tucson's largest school district.

District officials now propose reverting to the software system that was in place before, but an upgraded version that will cost $19.1 million over the next decade.

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