Google service outage can cause issues for Lee school district

Thousands of users have reported problems logging into their Google accounts, including the School District of Lee County. Some students in the District were unable to access services of the tech giant during the start of the week.

Google reports the issues should be resolved for most users Monday night.

So Jesse Lavendar’s kids don’t have any excuses not to complete assignments.

”The dog isn’t able to eat your homework.”

That’s one of the benefits Lavendar sees with the use of Chromebook at school.

”I like the fact that they’re learning technology,” Lavendar said.

Lately, that technology is having issues nationwide with the thousands of reports from users, who said they are unable to access Google services.

“I’d be frustrated if my child’s homework wasn’t being submitted on time, and it’s not his fault or their fault,” Lavendar said.

It makes some parents like Jason McCray nervous. His son is using Chromebook for the first time this school year.

“Aggravating because we know how we went to school,” McCray said. “It was very cut and dry. It was do your assignment. Turn in a piece of paper, and that was it. But I guess technology will rule the day anyway.”

Google posted a statement regarding the outage and said system reliability is a main priority for the company, ensuring continuous improvements for its systems.

Still, parents hope there is a solution to stop this from happening again.

“Communicating and connectivity is the world these days,” Lavendar said. “So if they’re having issues, they need to have them fixed.”

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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