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Load Process: Commit the Master Schedule

When you have a satisfactory schedule and want to make it your master schedule for the next school year, you must commit it. Once a schedule is committed, it replaces any existing master schedule and becomes your current schedule.

You can commit the schedule as soon as the current academic year has ended, or you can wait until just before the next academic year begins. If your periods for the next academic year are set up exactly as they are for the current year, you can commit the schedule as soon as you are confident that you no longer need to build or load.

If you use PowerScheduler to create a master schedule, you should commit your master schedule before running the End-of-Year Process. The End-of-Year process modifies each student's Next School Indicator and Next Year Grade. If PowerScheduler is used after running the End-of-Year process, it is likely that students will be scheduled for the wrong school or grade level.

When your schedule is as good as it can possibly be, school is no longer in session, and before running the end-of-year process; commit the master schedule.

When you commit a master schedule, it replaces any existing master schedule for that school year.
To ensure that attendance is set up properly, your "live side" school year should be created before committing your schedule in PowerScheduler. Also, when committing a master schedule, course information, including credit hours, is retrieved from the district level in PowerSchool.

Commit the Master Schedule

  1. Navigate to the PowerScheduler page.
  2. Under Processing, choose Commit.
  3. Select which schedules to copy:
    • Sections Only: Select this option to commit only sections.
    • Student Schedules Only: Select this option to commit only student schedules.
    • Sections & Student Schedules: Select this option to commit both sections and student schedules.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click Submit. The Commit Master Schedule Warnings page displays if there are any conflicts or unavailable courses.
    Only school calendar conflicts are committed as part of the master schedule. Unavailable courses are not.
  6. If you are certain you want to commit, click Submit to proceed.
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