St Louis apologizes for wrong school assignments
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.