Summer school mix-up: Stamford parents say kids transported to wrong schools

The parents claim their children ended up at the wrong schools and were unaccounted for because of transportation issues.

News 12 Staff

Jun 29, 2021, 5:25 PM

Updated 1,064 days ago

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Stamford parents say the first day of summer school on Monday was chaotic.
The parents claim their children ended up at the wrong schools and were unaccounted for because of transportation issues.
Around a dozen parents gathered at the Government Center on Tuesday to voice their concerns to members of the school district.
They say the confusion has made some of their children afraid to go to summer school, leading some of them to stay home.
Melanie Amador says she dropped her first grader off at Rogers International and her middle schooler off at Rippowam Middle.
She says her children were supposed to stay at those schools for summer school classes and then for an enrichment program afterward.
However, Amador says both children were transported to other schools for the enrichment program, so when she went to pick them up— they weren't there.
She says she was very concerned, as her oldest child has autism. She says she spoke with other parents who also experienced the mix-up.
Amador says on top of that, other parents also had bus issues where their kids weren't dropped off at home until 8 p.m. on Monday.
The school district sent a letter to parents Monday night that said in part: "Please accept our deepest apologies for the challenges we faced today with transportation to and from our SPS Olympian Scholars Summer Program and our Enrichment Programs. We are aware of how much stress this placed on our families and students, and along with our community partners, take responsibility for the breakdown in communication and coordination.”
The letter also said that students would stay in the same buildings for the enrichment programs starting Tuesday and until further notice.
The school’s public affairs officer told News 12 this is the first time they've offered summer school for all students because of COVID-19, and that they fell short Monday.
She assured that all students have been accounted for and that the district is working to figure out a better method moving forward.


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