ST. LOUIS – Just days before the start of the new school year some parents are getting bad information about where their kids will be attending class.
The St. Louis Public School District says it made a mistake when it sent out roughly 3,600 letters to parents assigning their children to the wrong school.
District spokesman Patrick Wallace tells NewsChannel 5, a human error led to the mix up and now the district is working to correct the mistake.
Wallace says the district sent out a total of 25,000 letters. All of them had the correct transportation information. He says it was only a small portion that had the incorrect school assignment.
The district did robo-calls Thursday morning to let parents know about the mistake and Wallace says some parents have called with concerns.
"We had about 60 calls from parents who hadn't received the robo-call yet," said Wallace. "They opened the mail and saw he letter and said 'Whoa, what's going on?'"
Corrected letters should reach families by Saturday or Monday.
Wallace says school assignments have not changed and students will attend the school they were originally assigned before the mix up with the letters.
The mistake will cost the district about $1,800.