Rest assured, no doomsday will fall upon Davis schools at millennium's dawn.

The district is expected to be as Y2K compliant as possible by summer, partly thanks to yearlong compliance efforts and the district's unprecedented Technology Advancement Plan (TAP), said J. Dale Christensen, district administrator of support services."At least from our vantage point . . . we feel we are in really good shape," he told the Davis Board of Education Tuesday.

The millennium has become an emotional issue, with some people stocking up on food supplies, others professing the end of the world and most nervous about possible computer crashes with the year 2000, or Y2K.

The Legislature will consider doling out funds for state Y2K compliance; Gov. Mike Leavitt recommends giving public education about $687,000.

The district has spent the past year comparing notes with businesses and utility companies, seeking consultants' input and conducting computer inventories for Y2K compliance.

Of the district's 10,000 computers, just 381 were found to be Y2K deficient, Christensen said, partly because the district has purchased 2,000 new computers over the past three months under TAP grants.

Other nuts and bolts technology, such as heating and air-conditioning units, have been or are being upgraded, Christensen said. Telephone systems are Y2K compliant.

Still, there could be some imbedded computer chips that "might malfunction or cause stress or inconvenience," Christensen said. "But we are confident that things that are mission critical have been (addressed) at this point."

School is expected to resume on Jan. 3, 2000, following winter break. A district calendar committee had discussed starting a week later in anticipation of Y2K problems but decided to think positive and maintain a regular school schedule.