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Monroe County schools aren’t saying much about why they’ve been unable to repair the school system’s computer network despite working around the clock since Christmas.

“Not able to be more specific at this time,” said assistant superintendent Jackson Daniel to requests for details.

Teachers have been left to try to teach classes without internet access, a hard chore when many teachers and student depend on the internet for learning and instruction. After the Reporter asked about it on Monday, the school system called and emailed all parents and students confirming they are dealing with an IT outage that impacts phone service, computer systems, and Internet access.  Utility trucks were seen at Mary Persons all during Christmas break into the night hours.

“We are working closely with technical experts to investigate and resolve this issue as quickly as possible,” said the release. But they wouldn’t offer any specifics. Said the release: “Buses are running normally, and teachers are conducting classes. Sports and other events are proceeding. The situation does not affect our fire alarm and burglary system.”