A virus is causing problems for the Janesville School District, but this one doesn't affect student attendance. A computer virus that got into district computers has disabled some programs. Director of business services for the district, Doug Bunton, says the system's virus detector disabled the virus, but not before the damage was done.
"We have to go back now and reload and reset the servers that it did get into," explains Bunton, adding that not all buildings in the district are experiencing the same problem. Still, he says the virus has produced a "serious, significant" problem for the district and its tech staff, who have been putting in 12-14 hour days, and working on weekends, since September 19th when the virus was first detected. "We are also bringing in outside consultants," Buntson says. "People with experience in this type of thing, who can help us get back up and going." That process, he adds, is likely to take another three to four weeks. Bunton says the district will also take another look at the protections they have for their computers.