May 25, 2016


Haywire computer tells parents kids aren’t in school

AMHERST — Officials of the Amherst Schools report getting a large number of phone calls today from parents who received automated calls from the school system reporting their children were not in school.

A notice posted at the schools’ website stated that every family in the school district received calls to tell them their students were not in school today.

The calls were the result of problems with the district’s telephone software.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to correct the problem,” The notice said.

Superintendent Steve Sayers was not available for comment but staff in the administrative offices indicated officials had been getting a lot of calls about the mistaken phone message.

Classes began Tuesday in Amherst.

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