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Majority of parents not signed up for CCSD information

LAS VEGAS -- This year, the Clark County School District took on the largest technology project it's ever attempted. Infinite Campus is an online portal that keeps parents in the loop on student progress.

However, only about one-third of CCSD parents are using the portal that launched five months go.

Parents using Infinite Campus can get updates in real time on their child's grades, test scores, classes and even if they're tardy.

"I really like being able to access my kids grades and see all the missing assignments," said Erica Reynolds, CCSD parent.

For the most part, parents say the system is working.

"I think that's one of the really great things," Reynolds said. "You have instant access to what your kids are doing."

But while parents like Reynolds are logging on regularly, most parents are not using the system. At the start of the school year, CCSD delivered logins to about 200,000 parents. Currently, only 66,000 are using it.

"We are actively working on campaigns to engage more parents because we have that first group, that was great, but we want all parents to be able to participate," said Kim Boyle, CCSD Infinite Campus manager.

She is the project coordinator and acknowledges there are many people who still don't have Internet access, a computer, or aren't tech savvy. In an attempt to account for that, the district has someone in every school who can help parents sign up on district computers.

"We're also working with our libraries and we've done presentations at some of the casinos to be able to engage some of the parents who are employees so they can use the system at their work too," Boyle said.

In the next few months, CCSD says it will continue to expand these efforts, so all parents can be engaged.

This technology gap could still be a major problem in the fall. That's when the district is doing all student registrations online.