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Statewide school system outage affecting grades, homework, student lunch

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A computer system used by nearly every school district in Washington has been down since last week. School officials, teachers and parents use the system, called Skyward, to update student records, grades and student lunch accounts.

The company that operates Skyward in Washington said it estimates the system will be back up by Wednesday.

The error message explains that the outage means districts will be tracking attendance manually while the problem is fixed. Any changes to student accounts need to be made in person.

The system also handles payroll for school staff but it's unclear whether the outage will lead to any delays in paychecks.

Skyward is used by 274 of 295 school districts in Washington including East Valley, West Valley, Davenport, Cheney and Riverside School Districts.

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