St Louis apologizes for wrong school assignments

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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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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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