Can a class begin later than the first day of the grading period?

By default, classes cannot start any later than the start of a grading period because the nightly scripts check and see if a class's start date does not line up with a grading period and adjusts it automatically.

You have the option of disabling this portion of the nightly scripts so that classes can start on a day other than the first day of a grading period, but it is important to consider that this will disable this data grooming for ALL classes, so you should be extra careful when setting class start dates in the future.

To request that the portion of the nightly scripts that governs this is disabled, please open a ticket with Veracross Support.