Changing Section Period Error

rhusemann
Rookie

Changing Section Period Error

I am trying to change a section period, and I keep getting the following error message: 

 

Record not saved
Updates to the schedule expression will orphan associated attendance records.

 

I have attempted to clear all attendance, change a few attendance requirements, and even exclude attendance for that section. 

 

Nothing seems to work. Got any suggestions or solutions?

4 Replies
JeffG9
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

@rhusemann 

 

Once the school year has started and teachers have entered attendance for students enrolled in a section, you can not go in and change the periods that the section is meeting.  You’re only option at this point is to create a new section with the correct expression, drop the students from the old section, and then enroll them in the new section.

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Nititohir
Practitioner

can you delete the old section ? or just leave that section with 0 enrollment ?

JeffG9
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

@NititohirWe usually advise leaving it just to make sure we don't orphan any associated records. You can assign it to a dummy staff account if you get teacher complaints.

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Nititohir
Practitioner

got it.

thanks