New York City Board of Education

Actions To Address the Year 2000 Challenge

Most computers may have difficulty making accurate calculations involving dates beginning in the year 2000. We examined the actions taken by the New York City Board of Education to ensure that important computer processing operations in the New York City public school system are not materially disrupted as a result of this computer problem. We conclude that, because of the actions taken by the Board, critical mainframe applications are not likely to be materially disrupted. However, unless additional actions are taken by the Board, the instructional and administrative functions performed on thousands of personal computers throughout the school system may be materially disrupted, and equipment with embedded computer programming may be materially disrupted. We recommend a number of actions that need to be taken to prevent such disruption.

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