St Louis apologizes for wrong school assignments

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 01 2014 Aug 1, 2014 Friday, August 01, 2014 5:08:00 PM CDT August 01, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Public Schools superintendent is apologizing for sending more than 3,600 letters to parents listing incorrect school assignments for their children.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that city schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams says families should soon receive updated information with the correct details on fall assignments. The school district made a similar mistake several years ago.

The superintendent adds that students who are behind in reading won't learn whether they'll advance to the next grade until they arrive at school. A 2013 state audit criticized the district for promoting thousands of children to the next grade despite poor reading skills.

Classes begin on Aug. 11, with a back-to-school fair scheduled for Saturday morning.

 

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