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35,000 Report Cards To Be Reprinted

October 11, 1997

AUSTIN (AP) _ Give the computer an ``F.″

City school officials are preparing to reprint and remail about 35,000 report cards sent to the wrong households because of a faulty computer program.

The program matched names and grades of some middle- and high-school students with the wrong addresses, district spokeswoman Della May Moore said. Last week, some parents received grades for students who weren’t their children.

``As a parent, I’m a bit concerned that private information about my student’s performance is in someone else’s hands,″ said Tom Robichaux, whose son attends Lyndon B. Johnson High School. ``As a taxpayer, I’m concerned about the wasted effort in dollars to send report cards a second time.″

The district estimates the cost of remailing the report cards at $8,000. That doesn’t include reprinting or overtime costs. The new cards will be sent next week.

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