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Seeking Scheduling Program or Script
Hi All

What I'm trying to find is a script or prog that will generate a schedue of classes for teachers.

The script should be able to weight the outcomes by :

1. Teacher preferences for both courses and class periods ("I prefer to teach X, Y, and Z, AND I prefer having 8th period as my prep)

2. Previous courses taught (could be either weighted good if consistency is preferred or bad if diversity is preferred) What I mean is that it might be good to have the same teachers teaching the same courses year after year, or it might be preferred to have teachers NOT teach the same things year after year.

3. Blackout courses - teacher X cannot teach Acct 101

4. Blackout times - teacher X cannot teach 1st period

5. Homeroom or no homeroom

6. Teacher veteran status - veteran teachers get preference over new teachers, except where certain expertise might come into play. "Teacher A is a vet and gets preference over newer teachers, except that New teacher X gets preference for teaching Chem 401 because he/she is most qualified..."

7. Other stuff I'm not thinking of right now...

It would also be nice if the script could generate a schedule of hours for employees, too, as well as classes for teachers - "Okay, gang, we have 100 employees, and, given all sorts of factors, here is your work schedule for the next 2 weeks" or whatever.

I figure that there might be such a script or program since many banner advertising scripts already allow weighting in displaying ads.

Would anyone know of any such system?

Thanks very much.

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