Skip to comments.Schenectady School District responds after kindergartner mix-up
Posted on 03/14/2014 8:18:57 PM PDT by Morgana
SCHENECTADY Janeya Nevins, 5, was not in her kindergarten classroom today. Her mother Patricia Rodriguez wanted to to keep her close, after quite a scare on Wednesday.
"It's still upsetting to me. I look at her and I could still cry," Rodriguez said.
For nearly three hours, Rodriguez said her world was turned up side down. She put her daughter on a school bus in the morning, but she was nowhere to be found that afternoon.
"The school just informed us she wasn't in school all day. I'm like, 'What are you talking about?'" she said.
It turns out, the bus took Janeya to the wrong school. She was supposed to go to Howe Elementary in Schenectady. Instead, the bus dropped her off at Yates Elementary School. That's where she spent the rest of the day, in a first grade classroom, without anyone noticing.
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When my daughter was 3, she attended a sprcial day school for kids with communication disorders. She couldn’t talk due to a brain injury.
One day, i went there and they told me my daughter wouldn’t come inside after recess so they left her alone with the janitor.
When my daughter was older and could talk, she told me she remembers hiding under the slide, and coming out and the entire class was gone.
The school had other problems, and I never sent her back after they left her alone.
That was the beginning of my problems with public school.
I remember a year or two ago a preschooler or maybe a first grader was accidentally left on a school bus. It was parked at another school and the kid stayed on the bus apparently for several hours then got out and was walking around when someone finally noticed him.
I am pretty sure the bus driver was fired.
When my Nephew was 6 his parents sent him to an event at First Baptist Church. They were going to take him but their neighbor was going right by and took him instead.
They let him off in front of the church and drove off. It turned out the event was cancelled for some reason and my Nephew was left there on the street. Finally a cop noticed him and took him home.
My sister was really mad and I guess she had a right to be. You never just drop off a young child without seeing they make it inside at least.
Several years ago, 3rd grader Tammy B. begged her mom to let her walk to school by herself. Her big brother and sister were sick, and she usually walked with them, but they were going to stay home. Other third graders who lived near by, walked to school by themselves, and she wanted to prove to mom that she was a big and capable girl. Mom relented, and Tammy never made it to school. In fact, she was never seen alive, again.
She was my daughter’s classmate at the time, and the impact was huge to our community, as well as to our home.
Unfortunately, kids do get lost in the crowd. I had it happen to me when I was little, too. But it can have dire consequences, and even if not, can be horribly scary.
When I was in first grade I had to walk home nearly a mile. One day it was pouring down raining. As I ran by an old lady yelled at me to come to her on her front porch.
I had been taught to do whatever an adult said and obeyed tho I was a afraid. It turned out she was a sweet old lady and dried me off as well as she could then sent me on my way after the rain stopped.
did they ever find her?
The problem is Schenectady, No one in the school district can spell it.
“I wish I could say he was that enthusiastic about high school.”
LOL! At least those folks sound like they had some basic brains.
It didn’t used to be so rare.
The Schenectady City School district sent out a statement. Part of it said, "The confusion could have been avoided at the start of the day when the student boarded the wrong bus, which was driven by a substitute driver."
Rodriguez admitted it was the wrong bus, but she said there are multiple buses on that route and the driver was familiar to her.
"He might have recognized her because he picked her up last week. It was nothing for him either to get her on the bus," she said.
The school district said the 5-year-old also misled administrators and teachers by "assuming the identity of a new student, one whom the school was expecting."
No one noticed that a student was in the WRONG school? Also inthe wrong grade? Must be a great school district. I want to send my kids there ! /s
When I was in third grade I had to take a bus since I lived out in the country. One day when I got home from school I found that my parents had moved away and left no forwarding address..........
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I went to get my 3-year-old son from the church 3-year-old room and he wasn’t there. I asked the attendant where he was. “Oh, he left.” Never was there heard such a loud scream at that church. I switched churches. Same damned thing happened. I quit going to church.
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