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Troubled Tucson schools eye ending software system

Online Impersonation bill could silence satirical criticsTUCSON — The troubled Tucson school district is thinking of dropping its $10 million software system after years of trying to get it working properly.

The Arizona Daily Star reports  that Tucson Unified School District officials told its governing board this week that the Lawson software system was no longer the best options for Tucson schools.

Officials say numerous missteps by past leadership rendered the software almost useless and the software would cost the district an additional $19.6 million over the next 10 years in terms of ownership, maintenance and upgrades.

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.

The software upgrade will come back to the governing board for approval.

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